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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Fairfield House

Driving south from The Dalles, Oregon on Hwy 197, you are instantly transported into another world. You leave behind the Columbia River Gorge and enter a wide expanse of farmlands. As far as the eye can see there is nothing but rolling fields. We visited this area this past weekend, and I had one main location I wanted to scout out -- a photographers dream -- The Fairfield House.

I had heard about the abandoned farmhouse, and after a bit of internet research, was able to find its approximate location. We drove the curvy country road and around a bend, it came into view. And it was spectacular! Unfortunately, I have been unable to find any real information on the homestead except for it's name.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

White River Falls

We took a road trip this past weekend to the other side of Mt Hood and visited the gorgeous White River Falls State Park. During the winter months, the park is closed, but you can park your car at the gate off Hwy 216 and walk a short distance in to the first view of the top of the two tiered falls. From that first vantage point you can turn left and go down a poorly maintained path to the base, where an old abandoned power station still stands. I took this photo of the falls from the midway point on the trail. I highly recommend going during these winter months, as the river is at its peak water flow, and we had the entire state park entirely to ourselves.

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