Day 142

Well, maybe they have a point

August 15th, 2010


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    You are so high…. what a view! That train looks miniature below…

  2. Milwaukee James says:

    This is beautiful. I love following your journey. Something I’d love to do

  3. Alice says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  4. charlie says:

    this is it! this is the one! my new desktop backround! thanks matt!

  5. John in MI says:

    That, my friend, is a post card (or a tribute to Ansel Adams.)

  6. Gigi says:

    This is so gorgeous! You’re so lucky Matt to have stood on this site and be able to bask in its beauty.

  7. CPinMI says:

    Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your trek with us.

  8. Candice in Alabama says:

    Ahhhh…..beautiful and a choo-choo to boot!

  9. Donna in Texas says:

    Absolutely beautiful Matt. I so envy you and again, we all wish it didn’t have to end.

  10. When my family took trips up the Columbia Gorge, we always went on the Oregon side, being from Portland. It was faster because of the freeway. However, we usually came home on the Washington side, just to be different and to enjoy the view from the “other side”. The Washington side (at that time) was much slower. We never did know which side was the best! Let’s just say the Columbia Gorge is beautiful and awesome from either side! I guess I can’t tell you to go slower, Matt, and enjoy the view, because that is exactly what you are doing! The piece and quiet must be wonderful! And the constant wind in your ears…..hope you aren’t getting sunburned!

  11. Shannon says:

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  12. Belle Zora says:

    Reminds me of the Gorge ampitheater near George, Washington. Saw B.B. King there a few years ago. He said that he had performed all over the world, but nowhere more beautiful than The Gorge.

    • Lori says:

      It’s not all that far from the Gorge Ampitheater. When I saw Bonnie Raitt there she said almost exactly the same thing, with the golden sun setting behind the basalt cliffs to her back and a rainbow above the stage…. Every concert I’ve seen there was spectacular. Dave Matthews plays several sold out concerts there EVERY Labor Day weekend. Has for years, and again this year.

  13. deb says:

    The beauty of Washington State is so surprising to me! This is a gorgeous photo!

    • Belle Zora says:

      You should see our rain forests – one in Mount Rainier National Park and the more famous one near Forks of recent ‘Twilight’ fame. Then there is the North Cascades Highway. And the Pacific Coast (here in Spokane they say The Coast when they mean Seattle…very confusing. I keep thinking either they’ve never seen a map or they’ve forgotten the Olympic Peninsula).

      Oh yea, and then there are our spectacular volcanos. One summer I watched from my bedroom window as Mount Baker blew steam daily. Whenever Mt. St. Helens erupted subsequent to the initial blow that covered eastern Washington and northern Idaho in ash and left white drifts on road shoulders for years, traffic used to stop in Seattle as we got of our cars to watch the distant mushroom cloud.

  14. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    WOW is about all I can say. And I keep thinking to myself when I see these pictures, standing in Washington looking over the gorge at Oregon. Amazing. Thanks.

  15. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Now that I’m done stammering over the beauty here, yes, they do have a point. It is a national scenic area. And good eye there Candice for spotting the train. Wow! They are really far down in there. Yikes. What if something happens to them? And at the same time they see such beauty.

  16. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Behold Beauty!

  17. Karen Too says:

    This is what I’m saying. What a view.

  18. Jennifer in KY says:

    What beauty! I gasped when the picture came into view!

  19. Shawn in Washington says:

    Similar view from the hill above Lewiston, ID. A VERY scary drive down a winding road on the cliff edge.
    Great photo. Thanks for posting it.

  20. Janine says:

    Okay, I have to tell you that I drove through this area with my family. The gorge area with the waterfalls was spectacular, but the rest I could’ve done without. Now, I wish we had seen more of it. :o(

  21. katzien in austin says:

    Oh wow…I wonder how many miles we can see?? It’s awe inspiring…and to stand there in person and take it in must be exciting and calming at the same time.

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