Day 142


August 15th, 2010

Mt. Hood looms, as usual.


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    Hence the bees…. see they’re really needed here… could you see some fruit??

  2. deanna valenti meyer says:

    The closer you get to Mt. Hood, the more majestic it will become. It’s just beautiful…just as I thought it would be the more west you head down the Gorge.

    • Robin in Oregon says:

      It’s still irrigated in this part of the Gorge. After Matt passes White Salmon, it gets beautiful and green. Lots of evergreens and shade. Yea for shade! Monday is forecasted to be in the 90’s-100’s.

  3. Is this irrigated…or is this more on the “green” side of the mountains???…still looks awfully dry…

  4. Don in Tennessee says:

    This is getting to be almost unreal. The mountain peaks in the West are so huge compard to the East. Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky National Park is like 6643′. Mt. Hood is over 11,000′. Hard to imagine!

  5. Robin in Oregon says:

    I’m the lucky one! Got to visit with Matt for a few minutes about halfway between Maryhill Winery and Lyle. Handed over some gatorade and water. He looks great!

    • Barb C. says:

      Thanks Robin for the update and yes you are the lucky one. Now I’m really jealous

    • Gigi says:

      Yay for Robin! Hope you will also be in Rockaway Beach when Matt gets there.

      • Robin in Oregon says:

        I live way out Eastern Oregon. So I probably won’t be in Rockaway when he arrives, but I have family in Garibaldi
        (10 min from Rockaway) following him online also. She’s hoping to be able to meet him there. :)

    • MN Roxanne says:

      Awesome Robin!!! Glad you tracked him down and brought refreshments…. very sweet and generous of you. It’s good to hear he looks great…

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Lucky one indeed. Great for you for meeting Matt and getting to chat. Glad you were able to get him some refreshments too.

  6. Ruthie in CA says:

    Thanks Robin…I bet he needed every drop!

  7. Candice in Alabama says:

    How Wonderful, Robin! Glad to know Matt is looking a-okay!

  8. Adis says:

    …and somehow reminds meof Heroes of Might & Magic ;)

  9. Beautiful shot! I agree with Deanna, the more west you go now, the more beautiful it will become. I don’t know when you plan to cross over to Oregon, but one suggestion might be the Bridge of the Gods. That is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Of course, if you want scenery, you could just start climbing one of the many trails up into the woods and end up at Mt. Hood! However, that might be a bit hard with your Mattmobile! So scrap that idea.

    YOU MUST go past Multnomah Falls. I love Washington (being my birth state) but trust me, after Washougal, it is not pretty. Not like the Oregon side. But, then how would you walk on the Oregon side…you can’t walk on the freeway. Hmmmm.

    Well, I am sure you have a plan, Matt! I will wait and be surprised!

  10. Belle Zora says:

    On clear Seattle days when Mount Rainier looms large, people say,”The Mountain is out today.” Always loved that image of The Mountain choosing to make an appearance.

  11. karen428 says:

    Beautiful pic! Matt is getting so close to the end of his trip…what will we do!? I’m glad he has had a safe trip thus far & met many nice folks along the way. Robin in OR—cool you got to see Matt!

  12. Barb V from Michigan says:


  13. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Washington state apples? and Mt. Hood. What more could you ask for? This is beautiful.

  14. Roe says:

    Yea for you Robin, sure it was appreciated! Take care.

  15. katzien in austin says:

    No no no. Mount Hood beckons, not “looms.” ;-)

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