Monthly Archives: August 2011

Graveyard of the Pacific

The waters off the Northwest’s rugged coastline have long been known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific.” From Oregon’s Tillamook Bay to the entrance of the Juan de Fuca Strait, as many as 2000 ships and upwards of 1000 lives have been lost since the early 1800’s. Continue reading

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Trail of Two Forests II

The Trail of Two Forests near Mount St Helens is a fascinating look at a 2000-year-old lava flow. Continue reading

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Trail of Two Forests

The Trail of Two Forests near Cougar, WA, winds its way through an old-growth forest of Douglas firs and western red cedars. But underneath the boardwalk, covered with moss, are remnants of another forest that flourished here 2000 years ago. Continue reading

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The Lavender is Blooming II

A trip to Hood River’s Lavender Valley during the summer is a delightful treat for the senses. Lavendar Valley has over 15,000 plants in bloom from mid-June through August. Continue reading

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The Lavender is Blooming!

A trip to Hood River’s Lavender Valley during the summer is a delightful treat for the senses. There are over 15,000 plants in bloom from mid-June through August. Continue reading

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