Day 145

A bridge and a forest

August 18th, 2010


  1. Kerin says:

    It’s kind of a magical place, that forest.

  2. Saun in Ohio says:

    That it is a bridge and a forest…. not to many more miles. I’m going to miss the pics. Be safe :)

  3. Alisa 11 says:

    One of the reasons I love the NW is that the vegetation reminds me a lot of where I grew up, the Hudson river valley about 100 miles north of NYC. And while our winters are wet and grey, you don’t have to shovel rain!! This a wonderful picture and I’ll have to look at the map and try to find it myself. Thankfully the heat has abated and we’re seeing cooler temps.

  4. Alisa 11 says:

    I just looked at the map and that is one very windy road, looks like some extra miles will be walked to make westward progress.

  5. Jeff says:

    bridge + forest = one of the “coolest” pictures. Amazing how the terrain changes so drastically after you crossed the dam river. Lovely

    • Craig.. (Yeah in NC!) says:

      yes after he crossed the dam/damned river… good bye washington state!

      • deanna valenti meyer says:

        We’ve got gorgeous stuff like this on the WA side too…he was about to hit it when he crossed over the Columbia.

        • washington most definitely has it’s share of the beauty as well..the two states are almost twins…. We took a drive out to the coast last fall, Started in Great Falls MT and looped up from Multnomah over to Nehalem and straight up 101 Until we got over to the Washington side from Astoria…The drive from there to Longview will leave you breathless!

  6. Jennifer says:

    You are GREAT…

  7. Don in Tennessee says:

    This is geogeous and it looks very quiet and tranquil. I’ll bet the air smell fresh and the water and the birds are al you hear. I would certainly enjoy hiking in this territory.

    Matt has taken us through all kinds of BEAUTY.

    This poem to me says it all about his walk!

    Thank you Matt….

  8. A wonderful picture…so green…

  9. MN Roxanne says:

    Look at the moss on those trees…. talk about moisture… it’s so lush and beautiful- great shot Matt!

  10. Ginger says:

    Amazingly, I took the exact same photos 6 years ago when I saw it for the first time. It is an amazing road to travel. You’re so close now, I bet you can smell the ocean.

  11. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Wow. wow wow wow. This is a professional photograph for sure! This shot you could sell and make money off of. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture. This is the most awesmoeist, bodacious spectacular photo of nature with a bridge. The colors, the textures. I just LOVE this shot. This is the kind of shot that you find on a calendar of nature or something. This is awesome.

  12. Jeannie in PA says:

    WOW! All I have to say is to everyone following Matt’s journey is: What have you accomplished in the past 145 days?

  13. Gigi says:

    I was hoping to see Bambi ..

  14. A little more about Matt and his walk…a good picture of him, I haven’t seen before…and a little about life…if interested……or click above…

  15. Candice in Alabama says:

    Also a bridge IN a forest. A beautiful bridge at that. I’ve got a “thing” about bridges, I guess. I sure do like seeing the pictures of them.

  16. Tina says:

    Tranquil. :)

  17. Candice in Alabama says:

    My goodness Matt – unless you take a break – you are only 3 days away from Rockaway Beach! Wow!

  18. Mary says:

    I am going to miss checking in. I have been on this trip with Matt and Hobo nation, silent most of the time but enjoying it just the same ;- )

  19. Tonya in Oregon says:

    I believe that is on the Crown Point Highway also called the Columbia Historical Highway. Such a magnificent drive bountiful with beauty:)

  20. Michael in Atlanta says:

    I have started taking a cycling class, and on some of our open road sections (stationarily speaking) I close my eyes and imagine I am somewhere calm. Matt’s pictures have given me lots of jumping off points. I can imagine I’m sitting in these trees and feel the wind and smell the sweet air. Of course, if a bear shows up, I’ll just pedal faster to get away.

  21. AZLisa says:

    this is my new wallpaper :-) lovely shot.

  22. Karen Too says:

    Looks like a bridge lost in time, in an enchanted rain forest.

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