Columbia River Highway
to my website.
of my favorite things to do is to take a drive out the Historic
Columbia River Highway up the Columbia River Gorge. As a scenic
drive, the Historic Columbia River Highway cannot be beat.
It is beautiful any time of year. I have probably driven it
a thousand times and each time I see something new. It may
be historic, but it never gets old.
Summer in the Columbia River Gorge!
is a great time to drive the Historic Columbia River Highway
in the Columbia River Gorge. On the western section of the
Historic Columbia River Highway between Troutdale and Dodson
the tree canopy shades you from the summer sun. In early summer
you can enjoy the beautiful wildflowers on a relaxing hike.
the Eastern sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway
between Hood River and The Dalles the hillsides are now brown
and their sublime spring beauty is now stark. Temperatures
have risen in the eastern part of the Columbia River Gorge
along the Columbia River Highway. If you're going hiking in
the eastern part of the Columbia River Gorge be sure and bring
along plenty of water!
you're hiking, treat yourself to a "sick day" and
go during the middle of the week. The Columbia River Gorge
is extremely crowded on summer weekends. If you take your
dog(s) hiking, as I do, PLEASE KEEP THEM ON A LEASH! It's
more than simple courtesy, it's the safest thing for your
dog. Trust me, if your unleashed dog attacks my leashed dog,
he's going to get a face full of pepper spray. If I had my
druthers I'd be spraying the owner.
The Good Stuff:
a drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway this weekend
with this map of the Highway from Corbett to Dodson.
Columbia River Highway Map (Corbett to Dodson)
(requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
a longer drive, try the Mount Hood Scenic Loop.
Hood Scenic Loop Map
Adobe Acrobat Reader)
off with a Columbia River Gorge hike through the rainforest
Trails in the Columbia River Gorge
Falls Areas Hiking Map
Adobe Acrobat Reader)
a weekend of it and camp out in one of the many campsites
along the Historic Columbia River Highway or in the Columbia
in the Columbia River Gorge
out the new additions to the History section under the About
(Multnomah Falls) Footbridge
Latourell Creek Bridge
Sandy River Bridge
Stark Street Bridge
Mitchell Point Tunnel
opportunities abound along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
sailing, windsurfing, fishing, photography...the list is virtually
are also many fine museums,
shops, restaurants and lodgings along the Historic Columbia
but surely (well, slowly anyway) I'll be adding information
on the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Columbia River
Gorge and activities associated with them to this site.
few years ago I bought a set of 1920's vintage Columbia River
Highway (it wasn't yet historic) Postcards on eBay. Little
did I know the enormous piles of Postcards, books, maps, brochures,
ephemera and artwork that one set of Postcards would grow
into. You can see some of this stuff in the Historic
Columbia River Highway Postcards and Historic
Columbia River Highway Ephemera areas. I'll be adding
more from my collection as time and initiative permit.
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the Historic Columbia River Highway
of the Columbia River Highway
History of the Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Highway Photos
Columbia River Highway Postcards
Columbia River Highway Ephemera
Columbia River Highway Links