Day 144

Crossing the White Salmon River

August 17th, 2010


  1. Michael in Atlanta says:

    nice boat pic, Matt. water looks inviting

  2. Ho HO…still on the Washington side???…when will you take a quick left???…

  3. Craig.. (Yeah in NC!) says:


  4. Gigi says:

    Looks like a beautiful day to be out on a boat.

  5. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    I love the view in the background! I would love to go boating with the mountains nearby. That would be gorgeous!

  6. Ashley in MD says:

    Look at those majestic mountains in the back, just gorgeous! I keep looking at the line on the map in the top right corner and we are getting so close to the end : (

  7. Are YOU crossing the White Salmon River or is it just the bridge that is crossing? Somehow, you don’t seem to be on any bridge! I mean from the angle, it would seem you are standing very near it, but not on it!

    Is it a railroad bridge?

    • young says:

      Karin in Greece – If you keep zooming in on the map above the picture with the image pins you will see exactly where Matt snapped his pictures. Or for less immediate gratification, wait a little bit and one of the most informed HN armchair hobos will happily enlighten you… ;-)

      • Oh thanks YOUNG! I didn’t realize you could do that on the picture and map! :-)

        • young says:

          No sweat Karin since I am not walking…lol What’s even more cool is you can go to google map on this location and get a 360-degrees view of this very spot. Very serene! I can see why Hobo Matt stopped and snapped a pic here.

  8. Kherri CLT via PDX says:

    I’m getting more homesick the farther west Matt gets. We did our annual white water rafting day on the White Salmon. Good times! Can’t wait for Matt to pass through Hood River and hopefully post some pics of the wind surfers. Hope he gets to see the Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, too!

    • Oh I had my best ever Thanksgiving Dinner with family in the Columbia Gorge Hotel (long ago). Awesome place! I know what you mean, Kherri, these pictures are making me a bit homesick as well. Matt is seeing some of the most beautiful scenery….can’t wait until he sees Multnomah Falls!

      • Doug in Oregon says:

        Sorry guys. Matt is already past Hoodriver. There is actually no good way to walk from Hoodriver to Cascade Locks where the Bridge of the Gods is. Only Freeway. It will be difficult but not impossible to go west on the Oregon side from there. You are right. Multnomah Falls is coming up. Hope he takes the old scenic highway. Great, great views from there. Crown Point………….Oh my!!!

        • Kherri CLT via PDX says:

          That’s to bad he didn’t get any pictures of windsurfers or get to see the Hotel. Yeah, at least he’s getting closer to the Falls. According to his expected path he should be taking the old scenic highway (according to my memory of looking at it recently – but don’t quote me on that). I’m just so happy he’s finally in Oregon!!!

  9. Jeff says:

    I was going to buy some White Flesh Salmon from Alaska. Thanks for the reminder Matt.

  10. Candice In Alabama says:

    Beautiful – again – The water sure is pretty! Glad to see some live ones – to give scale!

  11. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Pretty shot. Looks like mist rising over the river way in the background. And there’s those dang railroad tracks again. The walking route seems to follow along the train tracks pretty much your whole trip. But it all works well together. Thanks for the beautiful picture this morning/afternoon.

  12. young says:

    Is that a couple of non-Hobo Nation hobos having brunch below the RR bridge on the other side? lol

    • Jeff says:

      How can a hobo be non hobo-nation? We must not discriminate. Honorary hobo non-hobo hobo nation members. So be it.

      • katzien in austin says:

        If they get caught in one of Matt’s pics, then they become part of the hobo nation, no questions asked. ;-)

  13. Jacob says:

    Wow, getting really close to the end. Could this journey be over in a week?

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