Day 140

There they are again

August 13th, 2010


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    Oh what a beautiful river…. great shot Matt…

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    The tracks along the river. See? I tell you Matt is riding those rails. he he. Beautiful river and scenery. People were right, it is gorgeous and I bet it’s even more gorgeous in person walking right along the river. You are a lucky man to have endured this long haul to get to this point. Stunning.

  3. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Oh and I forgot, the wind turbines way off in the distance on the hills.

  4. Karen Too says:

    Look at those blues. Gorgeous!

  5. Gigi says:


  6. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Most anywhere from recently on out to the Pacific is just gorgeous…no matter which side of the river you’re on. :)

  7. Candice in Alabama says:

    I see you are not alone, traveling along the Columbia river.

  8. After 2-3 days of computer virus and all the accompanying problems…I’m back…one thing is evident…when you take a few days off…coming back and viewing all the pictures and comments…it takes a big chunk of time…but it is worth it…Matt…not much left…but to me a walk around the block is a challenge…soooo…you still have a ways to go…

  9. I have been waiting for Matt’s pictures of the Columbia River…I have found myself following Matt and the ghosts of Lewis and Clark on this whole trip…so much of it since North Dakota has been an approximate travel route of Lewis and Clark…and the roads not much better in some places…

    Following the Columbia…Lewis and Clark reached a “broad bay” and thought it was the Pacific…and mistakenly said, “Ocian in view! O the joy!”…it was near the mouth but later they reached the Pacific…at the place of Astoria, Oregon today…they called it “Cape Disappointment”…they built Fort Clatsop (for the local Indian tribe)…rain, cold, no food, no game…no salmon run…just a bad time…they wintered there and couldn’t wait to leave…

    Hope Matt has a better time…but the ghosts of Lewis and Clark still are there…as Matt follows them…

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      I have been to Cape Disappointment…it’s very beautiful there in the summer time, but I think when Lewis & Clark hit there, it was November…and very stormy. Hence the name….because they were disappointed that they couldn’t find shelter (I think is how the story goes). I think Astoria is a bit inland (but not by much) and across the river from Cape Disappointment (which is on the WA side). Where the Columbia meets the Pacific is actually quite harsh and there are many boats that have to be rescued each year by the Coast Guard…it’s crazy!

  10. tim says:

    almost there,

  11. marcus says:

    so this is matt looking across the river FROM washington state TO oregon state?

  12. katzien in austin says:

    Speaking abstractly, I love the horizontal stripes with varying shades of beige and blue. ;-)

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