Columbia River trip
Three nights along the Columbia River.
|A petrified tree stump at the Petrified Forest State Park||Frenchman's coulee - the "feathers", a natural rock formation, very popular with climbers. This gap in the rocks had a strong breeze running through it - it was like a natural air conditioner|
|Not a flattering picture! We ran into a sandstorm, and Peter and I got out of the car, just to see what it was like.||The Riverwalk trail along the Columbia river, next to our hotel in Richland. We found some kids who were fishing||And someone swimming across the river||There was a really neat playground there||Later we had a picnic at a park on the river, and saw this big barge go by. I wonder if they just go between dams?||A short hike at Twin Sisters||There was a freakishly large number of these spiders, EVERYWHERE. We waited till I found some big sticks to whack down all the spider webs||Kenny found a snake skin||Just past Twin Sisters, there had been a derailment, which was being cleared up||An Amazon data center is being built in Umatilla, Oregon, where we stayed for the night.||And right next to it, the Two Rivers Correctional Institute - a prison. This is a shot of their workout area||Cottonwood Canyon, Oregon's newest state park. It was VERY quiet, we saw about 5 other visitors.||Kenny found a great stick||It looked like there was an old road just below the cliff||Escaping ahead of a rainstorm||In the town of Wasco||We spent the last night in Hood River||An arrowhead||At Horsetail Falls. This trail goes behind the waterfall|