"For human love--the beings that change or die;
Die--change--forget: to care so is a curse,
Yet cursed we'll be rather than not care thus." -Mathilde Blind
Every once in a while, a new artist comes along that surprises me in some fashion, and with Joe Firstman, it's his sincerity and earnestness. Have a listen to this one:
It's often amazing what you can find just a few miles away, even if you live in a major city. Enjoy your Sunday!
Nice view but it will still be hot. Do you drive or hike. That's a looooong hike in the heat. I live in Newport and it was sweater weather most of the day yesterday, probably today as well.
I have some good memories of driving down the gorge with my family. Enjoy your Sunday.
The Columbia River Gorge (Crown Point included) are absolutely breathtaking. My folks treated my wife and I to a biplane ride up the gorge for a wedding present. Wonderful.
Try the Angel's Rest hike. Well worth the trek.
Ethan, love the blog.
Perhaps we'll have the opportunity to share one of my homebrews sometime. ;)
I think it's cheating to say what you can find "just a few miles away" when your major city is Portland. You can find some pretty bluff country thirty miles from downtown Minneapolis, but it's not really comparable.
Love the Angel's Rest hike. Eagle Creek was really pretty in the winter.
Oh, how I miss the Pacific Northwest.
I'd say that's more than a few miles away, unless you live in Troutdale or Gresham. (I visited the area a couple of weeks ago; it's 22 miles from downtown Portland to the Corbett (sp?) Hill exit and then two or three miles on the old highway to reach Crown Point.) But it's less of a drive than most people have to reach scenic areas, and the Columbia Gorge is one of the more spectacular scenic areas. Living on the west coast helps; there are also nice scenic areas close at hand if you live in Seattle or San Francisco (probably LA as well, but I'm less familiar with Southern California).
Multnomah Falls was a bit too crowded when we stopped there (having its own exit off I-84, it draws the casual visitors; we had lunch at the lodge), but the other waterfalls along the old highway were beautiful.
I call anything under 30 miles as "just a few" for the purposes of this discussion. :)
A friend and I walked to the top of Multnomah Falls in the winter one time--a particularly cold day. AT the bottom it was just wet, but when we reached the top it had snowed, and going over the crest and into the creek valley was limned in white; absolutely beautiful. Good day for it.
Our original plan had been to get to the top of Larch Mountain, but it was snowed in--a rare hiking danger there!
I'm tired of every year being the new "hottest year on record" lol
Lovely. Every day an adventure. Every weekend a mini road trip.