Friday, June 10, 2016

Youngs River Falls

Oy!  There is a reason it's so green around here.  It rains a lot!  Last night and today we had biblical bands of rain coming through.  Then there would be some sun, which would get our hopes up, only to be dashed once again.  As I type these words it just started pouring again.
We spent some time this morning getting rid of paper out of the two filing boxes.  That should be good for the mileage.  Eternal vigilance must be exercised against paper accumulation.  Then we made some reservations for April.  Easter is late this year, and I want to be out of Tucson, and not being impacted by Spring Break.  May and June remain a total mystery as to where we will be.
This afternoon we went for a drive.  This was taken from the top of the hill where the Astoria Column stands. There is cool art on the column, that details the history of the area.  Click on the link and then click on the artwork tab at the bottom of the page.

Then we headed out 202 to see what we would see.  It's amazing how rural it gets in virtually no time at all after leaving Astoria.  We saw a sign for the Youngs River Falls.  The Lewis and Clark expedition foraged in this area for game.  There is a story board on the trail quoting Meriwether's journal; he had come to prefer dog over venison or elk.  It's an interesting observation.

The area is really dense with trees.  These roots were interesting.

Coming back along Youngs River.  It's a beautiful area.

Here is an adorable picture of a baby owl on a park model deck at Rincon West.

The forecast is not looking good for the next few days.  I think our first two days here were a weather fluke.

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