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Friday, June 17, 2011

Baker Cabin Pioneer Church

This adorable old church was built in 1895. In the late 1960's, it was saved from demolition and moved to its present site in Carver, OR. It is now part of the Baker Cabin Historical Society, and was accepted to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1976.

My friend is looking to get married at this peaceful wooded location in the near future. I can't wait!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Clouds Rolling In Over Clear Lake

The weather on Mt Hood can be unpredictable. On the west side facing Portland, it is usually colder and wetter. This weekend was much like that. However, we stayed on the east side, where it was warm and blue skies for the majority of the time. This photo is the exception. On Friday night right before dusk, a huge cloud bank rolled over the mountain and settled in the valley we were camping in. We expected rain. But it never happened. It just continued to blow by and by the time it was dark, things were much more clear. The next day was warm and the blue sky was back!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Latourell Falls







I had Monday off, so a friend and I did something I had never taken the time to do. We drove the Old Columbia River Highway from Troutdale up to almost Cascade Locks. The route is home to many beautiful waterfalls, so we hiked the short trails and I photographed 4 of them. This is the first that we visited, Lautorell Falls. The falls plunge 249 feet.

It was a great time to visit the Gorge waterfalls. Not a lot of people, which is not the case if you go on the weekend!

Here is another view of the top of the falls. I assume the yellow on the rock face is a fungus of some sort. I will post the remainder of the waterfall photos I took over the next few weeks. :)



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vacation


Today is my first day back to work from my mini-vacation. My husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary by camping over the weekend. The weather up in the Mt Hood National Forest was perfect. We stayed at Clear Lake, and this was the view from our tent. The water was only a few feet away, and we enjoyed every minute of it!