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Map Oregon & Washington

Headed west (northwest, that is)

Time to “just go” again!  International travel is not a sure thing, so I’ll stick to the USA instead. The northwest scenery – mountains, woods, and waterfalls just look amazing.   I am trying to choose this lighter pack that folds to pocket size, but may end up with my usual one. Here’s a “selfie” and a quick map.
Looking forward to catching up with a dear friend, hiking, dining and wine! Hope to share some gorgeous views and sketches.

New Outlander day pack

   New Outlander day pack

Map Oregon & Washington  Selfie art by bernadette

Adams Falls

Ricketts Glen State Park

Just had my first visit to this place, and well, it definitely will not be my last!

Called one of the top hikes of the east,  it’s a lovely mélange of large and small waterfalls, each with its own character, in woods with trees over 300 years old.  Colonel R. Bruce Ricketts named the falls after American Indian tribes, and some after friends and family.

I was lucky to enjoy this trip meeting an online friend in person for the first time.  Not only does she know the Glen well, she very patiently sat while I did a quick sketch or two.  Thank you Elizabeth! I hope to return soon!

Fallen tree across the stream

I wonder how old this tree was, when it gave up and laid across the stream. The swirls in the bark and uneven protrusions give it such character.

Adams Falls

Adams Falls are the easiest falls to get to, and a short distance from the road. Just stunning! I could’ve sat here and enjoyed it all day.