Friday, August 22, 2014

The Best of Steam Engines


Enjoy watching trains? If so the video link below is a great way to see amazing points of view of many types of steam engines in HD. Even better, the entire video is taken in along the Columbia River. Read below for The Best of Steam Engines video description.
SP4449 Highballs the tunnel in the Columbia River Gorge on its way home to Portland, Oregon and then you see Union Pacific 844 on the way to The Dalles and then to the Pendleton Round-Up a rodeo held in Pendleton, Oregon. The rest of the videos are SP4449 on it way in then out of the Gorge.
SRC: For more videos like the one above visit: http://www.diggvideo.com/hd-best-of-steam-engines-in-the-columbia-river-gorge_4fa6822b5.html

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vegan Cruise Planners


If you are a vegan and have gone on a cruise than you probably already know the limited options for food that are provided. Good news, you can cruise again. With Vegan Cruise Planners they will provide you with cruises that offer plenty of delectable vegan dining options, free of charge. Read more about this service below.
As Cruise Planners Destination Specialists, we don’t charge extra for our knowledge. We don’t work for the cruise lines, we work for you. We focus on your cruise experience, and work to find you the perfect match according to your wants and needs as a vegan. Not only do we know which cruise line will be the perfect match for you, we can offer recommendations on vegan dining options in all the ports of call you will be visiting while on your cruise.
 SRC: If Vegan and wanting to go on a cruise visit: http://www.vegancruiseplanners.com/


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Columbia River Fishing


If you fish it could be helpful to check into the 'Reel Time Northwest' fishing reports. These allow you to see where others are fishing, what they are catching, and learn of helpful tips on some sweet fishing spots or tactics. Read below last weeks overview of Salmon, Steelhead and Shad by Mark Yuasa.
On the lower Columbia this past weekend there were 286 salmonid boats and 82 Oregon bank anglers counted from Bonneville dam downstream to Tongue Point on Saturday’s (8/9) flight; and 804 Oregon boats at Buoy 10.  Anglers at Buoy 10 averaged 0.56 Chinook and 1.37 coho caught per boat.  In the gorge, boat anglers averaged 1.25 steelhead caught per boat, while anglers fishing the Portland to Westport area averaged 0.02 fall Chinook and 1.18 steelhead caught per boat.  In Troutdale, boat anglers averaged 0.26 steelhead caught per boat.  Bank anglers fishing in the gorge averaged 0.20 steelhead caught per rod, while anglers fishing the Portland to Westport area averaged 0.16 steelhead caught per angler.
SRC: Check out the full Fishing Report and others at: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/reeltimenorthwest/2014/08/14/oregon-fish-and-wildlife-columbia-river-fishing-reports-7/

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Timberline Lodge Ski Lift



Mount Hood is a highly visited attraction even though it is an active volcano. A big reason for this is Mt. Hood has the longest skiing season of any ski hill in the United States. Currently there is only a small patch of skiing available where there is some permanent snow. Even if skiing is not the primary goal of visiting Mt. Hood it is well worth the trip for the beautiful view. Read some of the history of Timberline Lodge below.
It was built in the 1930s as part of the Works Progress Administration, an effort by the US Government to support employment during the Great Depression.  It has some very interesting features, including a massive fireplace in the centre of its lobby, loosely reminding us of older Fairmont hotels such as the Banff Springs Hotel, although Timberline is not nearly as old or as grand as these castles.

SRC: Read more about the Timberline Lodge and Columbia River Gorge at: http://www.fourhitchednotts.com/?p=432

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge


Don't miss your chance to participate in this free challenge. There are 20 items to find and less than three months to find all of them. The rules are not extensive but include: you must stay on official trails, park in official parking lots, and not disrupt any of the sensitive cultural or natural resources. Read more about this challenge from Friends of the Columbia Gorge below.
The Columbia Gorge has been home to forests, wildlife, and changing communities for thousands of years. Our Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge invites you to take a closer look. You’ll learn about geologic and historic features hidden in Gorge landscapes. Between March 15 and October 31, try to find all 20 items listed.
To Register for the Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge visit: http://gorgefriends.nonprofitsoapbox.com/upcoming-events/event/168

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Avett Brothers at Edgefield


Have you been to an Edgefield Concert on the Lawn this summer? If not, it is not too late. The Avett Brothers will be performing September 5th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are still available but can sell out quickly. Read about The Avett Brothers below.

The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.

SRC: Read more about The Avett Brothers and purchase your tickets at: http://edgefieldconcerts.com/events/avett-brothers/

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Panic! At The Disco at Edgefield


Have you been to an Edgefield Concert on the Lawn this summer? If not, it is not too late. Panic! At The Disco will be performing August 31st at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are still available but can sell out quickly. Read about Panic! At The Disco below.
Panic! At The Disco has announced their biggest outing yet: The Gospel Tour. Hot on the heels of sold-out headline dates on their Too Weird Tour, the band will take their incendiary live show across the U.S. this summer starting July 18 in Magna, UT at The Great Saltair. Special guests, Walk The Moon, will perform on all dates during The Gospel Tour while Youngblood Hawke and Magic Man will join Panic! on select dates. Tickets are on sale starting Friday, February 28 through the local venue ticketing websites.
SRC: Read more about Panic! At The Disco and purchase your tickets at: http://edgefieldconcerts.com/events/panic-disco/

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