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Old 03-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #5019
dholaday
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Location: White Salmon, WA
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Weather got spring-ish in the Gorge today - Sunny and temps in the hi 50s. Here's a couple of glamour shots:

From our deck this morning - that's Mount Hood south of us at sunup; the white stuff in the lower part of the photo is a layer of clouds that is hanging on top of the Columbia River.

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After lunch I made my first run of the season to the top of Rowena Crest. Here's a picture looking east down the Gorge. The Crest is about 1000' feet above the Columbia. During the Missoula Floods 12,000 years ago it was under water. There were about 100 of the floods - each emptied a lake half the size of Lake Michigan with the water going from Missoula MT to the Pacific via eastern Washington and then the Columbia River.

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Here's part of the road from river-level to the Crest. Climbs about 1000' in a couple of miles. Lots of fun. Road originally built in the late 1920s.

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ANy of y'all coming out to the BMW rally in July should set aside a couple of extra days to play in the Cascades We have some really great roads.

Duncan
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