Friday, May 21, 2010

Take a walk with the puppies, part 2....

A walk with the puppies, Dublin and I took up the tail end, because I was taking pictures, plus I am slow LOL I am sore and stiff today from the walk!
This is the view West from that viewing platform.
The view East, up river, you can see the corner of the platform.
And back to the land bridge, this is the south side, it really is a neat place. To the left of the wall is
Hwy 14.

This fence along the trail is cool, the organic shapes, instead of straight iron bars.
There are big photo graphs along the wall with historical information.
All of the seating areas had Native American Tribe names, all around the outside, and the petroglyphs in the center. The shadow is really cool with the glyphs showing. I bet you could get some neat photos at different times of the day.
One of the seating areas, there are two covered ones and one that is not.
A close up of the inside, it had the cut our glyph and a small orange painted one, there wasnt anything I seen that explained the glyphs, I would like to go back for a slower stroll and see if there is more info.

This area is directly across the Columbia River from the Portland Airport. Lots of planes were landing and taking off in the time we were there.
Back on the North side, the seating area on the right is the one that isnt covered, it had all the tribe names around the outside.

A neat tribute to the Native Americans.
The trail back to where we were parked, me and Dublin way in the back LOL they did wait for us up around the corner.
A few years back I remember visiting a period costume campout in this area, I think they do it every Summer.
The rain held off while we were walking! It was because I carried my umbrella, had to be, LOL LOL We could see this storm coming down the Gorge though on our way back. Ft. Vancouver on the left and Pearson Airport on the right.
Shadow pic LOL, Dublin and me.

Wildflowers along the fence.
And on the way back, one of the club members was looking for a Geocache on our walk, and found it on the way back. There were all kinds of trinkets inside the box. She said she has found 800 and some, Geocaches. I want to start doing this, Hubby bought the Caching ap for his IPhone, LOL. You can take and item if you put something back in, sometimes there are items that you can take that need to go to another cache, and travel all over the world that way. Go and google Geocache, its a whole world of its own!! and looks like great fun.
This photo looks like a postcard to me, the west tower of Fort Vancouver.
And Pearson Air field, I took this as I was pulling out to head home.
That was our walk over the Land Bridge, pretty cool huh!
Here is a link to the website about the bridge, neat pics too!


  1. What great pictures and information. I would love to visit there. The Native American names on the seating area is pretty cool.....

  2. I'm so sorry we missed this. The walk is something Lyn and I have wanted to do for a long time. Your pictures are also the first indication I've had that Kristin attended. Love the pictures!

  3. Well, you were very busy...that's why you didn't make the blogger meet! We sure missed you!

    This looked like a lot of fun too. I've never been to Ft. Vancouver. It looks like a really fun place to visit. I love old history of the NW like that.

    Hugs to you Pam...maybe next time!

  4. Thanks Karin! I will really try to make it next time, just couldnt Wed. I am sorry I missed everyone!

    Martha, yeah, Kristen went, and she did very well, I believe she had no accidents. She was with Debbie. It was a great walk, neat place!

  5. Looks like a great time. Good experience for the dogs, I'm sure.


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