S: Oregon & Washington September 2012
BC: DEPARTED | Oregon | 26 SEPT 2012
1: Pacific Northwest | OREGON | ARRIVED 18 SEP 2012 | is a region in western North America, bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains on the east. It includes the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington.
2: Mount Hood is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It is located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland. In addition to being Oregon's highest mountain, it is one of the loftiest mountains in the nation based on its prominence.
4: PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN is proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.
6: Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River. Up to 4,000 feet deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south.
8: Multnomah Falls | Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. The falls drop in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet and a lower falls of 69 feet, with a gradual 9 foot drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet. Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon.
10: national park | Mt. Rainier
11: Mt. Rainier is a massive stratovolcano. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States with a summit elevation of 14,411. Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
12: SEATTLE, WA
13: The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington and a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet high at its highest point and 138 feet wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons.
15: olympic national park | Olympic National Park in Washington state can be divided into four basic regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. The coastal portion of the park is a rugged, sandy beach along with a strip of adjacent forest. It is 73 miles long but just a few miles wide. Within the center of Olympic National Park rise the Olympic Mountains whose sides and ridgelines are topped with massive, ancient glaciers. The western side of the park is mantled by a temperate rain forest, including the Hoh Rain Forest which receives annual precipitation of about 150 inches, making this perhaps the wettest area in the continental United States.
16: Olympic N.P | washington state | 22 SEPT 2012
17: Hoh Rain Forest is located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state.. It is one of the largest temperate rainforests in the U.S
18: Astoria-Megler Bridge is a 4.1 mile bridge that connects Washington & Oregon. It was the last completed segment of U.S. Route 101 between Olympia, Washington and Los Angeles, California. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.
20: The Wreck of Peter Iredale The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. It was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles south of the Columbia River channel.
22: glass blowing | Lincoln City, OR
23: Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble, or parison, with the aid of a blowpipe, or blow tube. A person who blows glass is called a glassblower, glassmith, or gaffer.
25: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific Ocean at the north end of Newport, Oregon. This headland provides visitors with one of the most accessible wildlife and ocean viewing locations on the Pacific Coast.
26: pronounced YAH-hots, is derived from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts, meaning dark waters at the foot of the mountain. Nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and the lapping waves of the Pacific surf, the charming village of Yachats opens a window to the environment. | Yachats, OR
28: Crater Lake N.P | Established in 1902, Crater Lake N.P is the fifth oldest national park in the United States and the only one in the state of Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests. The lake is 1,943 feet deep at its deepest point, which makes it the deepest lake in the United States, the second deepest in North America and the ninth deepest in the world
30: Lava Butte is a cinder cone located in central Oregon, just west of US Highway 97 between the towns of Bend, Oregon, and Sunriver, Oregon. It is part of a system of small cinder cones on the northwest flank of Newberry Volcano, a massive shield volcano which rises to the southeast. The cinder cone is capped by a crater which extends about 60 feet deep beneath its south rim, and 160 feet deep from the 5,020 feet summit on its north side. Lava Butte is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
33: Pike Place Market