Category Archives: Tripography

YNP: In Memory of Trees

As we left on vacation, I called my mom, and mentioned we were driving to Yellowstone again. “But you’ve been there before” she asked. Yes, many times. We’ve been going every six years or so. “Why?” Well, in 1988, you … Continue reading

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John Day & The Marquis de Lafayette on a Roadtrip

Exploring eastern Oregon has not been higher on our list of adventures because * There’s so much to do in Cascadia * There isn’t a lot of information on it * The high desert. Really, we have several ecosystems in … Continue reading

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The American Alps

We went exploring for Scott’s birthday, and found someplace new to us. There’s an old joke that says Americans think 100 years is a long time while British think 100 miles is a long way. We find in our little … Continue reading

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Falling water & DC

(Originally posted on Apr 30, 2005 – 05:03 PM) Affectionately known as the Yawk, the Youghlogheny River seems to be a whitewater kayaking haven in the middle of Ohiopyle State Forest – which strikes me as an odd name for a … Continue reading

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A weekend at Oakridge

We don't know how to relax anymore. To solve this, we took a weekend off of house construction and business & social obligations, and we went to Oakridge. Friday morning, 9 am, found us in a shuttle vehicle, travelling up … Continue reading

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Italy: Rome Starts

Italian phrase of the day: Buon Giorno Flying from Portland to Rome takes 14 hours, with a layover. Amanda is a seasoned world traveller, but Scott and I were new at this, and got some advice on medicating through the … Continue reading

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California 2012 – Yosemite part 2

Woke to alarm (again? We’re on vacation!) and drove back into the park – the kiosk was unmanned at this hour. We actually had to pay for the stream side site with composting toilet -$21- as we weren’t up before … Continue reading

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California 2012 – Yosemite part 1

Navigating across northern California would have been easier if we’d remembered the gazetteer, but we were trusting google…and then we found there was a whole lot less Internet out here. We stopped in the town of Ukiah for dinner at … Continue reading

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California 2012: Paradise

  Let’s agree to call this the Kings Range Bike Trail. The path in the Lost Coast is actually known as Paradise Royale, but I keep hearing Meatloaf in my head. The trail takes off from the same point as … Continue reading

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California 2012: Redwoods

You know there's been some stress around when I'm the one requesting a lazy morning in camp on the first day of vacation. Sunday we had packed up and drove out of Portland, saturday we had been completely booked with … Continue reading

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