Eastern Sierras

By: calpoppy, 8:01 PM GMT on September 19, 2016








The mighty Sierra Nevada range is home of Mt. Whitney the tallest mountain in the lower 48. 14,505 feet (4421.0 m) high. Hikers come from all over the world to go up to the peak. I believe there is a year long waiting list to go up. Sierra Nevada is Spanish for snow covered mountain range.

We travel to the Eastern part of the Sierras. The western side has the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Our camping s...

Updated: 8:10 PM GMT on September 19, 2016

Oregon Coast and More

By: calpoppy, 2:03 PM GMT on September 04, 2016








When we left my son's place we took the 101 down (same way we went up) to Astoria, Oregon and then on to our overnight destination Cannon Beach. A VERY crowded RV place with a lot of families! There was a couple I spoke to that had a St. Bernard and a Newfoundland dog in a fair sized 5th wheel. Later on I saw the two large dogs come out and 3 small fluffs of hair come out after them, lol! 5 dogs all together but I guess t...

Updated: 3:17 PM GMT on September 04, 2016

Oregon's Art Deco Bridges

By: calpoppy, 1:54 PM GMT on August 22, 2016








Bridge from Washington spanning the mighty Columbia River and into Astoria, Oregon.



Bridge into Coos Bay



Tucked in between are the state’s crown jewels, the soaring and repeating arch bridges built in the 1920s and ‘30s by master bridge builder Conde B. McCullough.



The Iowa State-educated McCullough was hired in 1919 to head the Oregon Department of Tra...

Updated: 1:55 PM GMT on August 22, 2016

Blue Cut Fire and 0% Humidity:((

By: calpoppy, 1:21 PM GMT on August 05, 2016








Looking at the weather forecast we only had clear skies for the first weekend we were at my son's and dils. So on Sunday we went up to Hurricane Ridge. A line of cars just to get into the Olympic National Park and up on the ridge nothing but people, LOL! I wanted to see it despite the crowds. To bad even on a clear day there was a haze over the mountains.

Hurricane Ridge offers views of the Olympic Mountain...

Updated: 8:43 PM GMT on August 16, 2016

Washington

By: calpoppy, 9:45 PM GMT on July 28, 2016








After leaving Briar's place we headed up to my son's place outside of Port Angeles. Such a wonderful place to live at. 5 1/4 acres, ponds, huge trees, wildflowers, a creek and nice cool temperatures:))

Here is a photo of two large trees that were felled maybe in the 1930's?? They have become nurse trees for the red huckleberry and salal, plus a couple of Red Cedars and Douglas Firs were trying to grow also. You...

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