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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-05-25 08:37
Subject: [travel] The trip from Portland to Missoula
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Tags:montana, northwest, personal, photos, travel
We set out from Portland around 6 am, following this route through Mosier, Clarkston, and Lolo Pass (Montana, not Oregon), then down to Missoula.

The first real stop, besides a rest area or two, was Mosier, to visit the Stonehenge semireplica there.

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Mt. Hood, looking back west down the Columbia Gorge

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danjite

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khaybee

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tillyjane

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danjite and lasirenadolce

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Details of a derelict hydrant and a lupens near the memorial

Graffito on a railroad car in a small town we passed through.

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LJ icon material?

Pomeroy, WA.

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Can anyone identify this tree? We couldn't, and theories varied widely.

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A metal sculpture garden just east of Pomeroy.

A flower planter outside the restaurant we ate lunch at in Clarkston, WA.

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The Clearwater River west of Lolo Pass, and Russian Creek just east of it.

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The last part of drive was in fairly heavy rain, at dusk, on a winding mountain road, with deer darting out of the verges. It was pretty exciting. But in the end, we are here and getting keyed up for the convention, and quite happy about it.

As usual, lots more at the flickr set
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Numb, cold tootsies, warm heart...
User: annina_writes
Date: 2007-05-25 18:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Some fascinating and pretty vistas to be sure. Love that "rock on" art. The tree is probably some kind of nut, and because of the location in the west, I'd say walnut, possibly almond, though I believe walnut has the white blossoms and almonds are pink (at least they were in Spain when I lived there). I also used to live in Chico, California, where they grow almonds and walnuts. It could also be a related fruit like apricot, but I'll go with walnut. You ought to go back in the fall to see what's there!
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la sirena dolce: happy raspberries
User: lasirenadolce
Date: 2007-05-27 05:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:happy raspberries
I'm pretty sure that's sign language for "I Love You." It certainly does rock, though :)
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Numb, cold tootsies, warm heart...
User: annina_writes
Date: 2007-05-27 08:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oops...my bad...for some reason I didn't notice the thumb extended. Definitely ILU. :-) Thanks for that!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-05-28 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: sign
It is sign for "I love You." In the Goodbye, I'll miss you, take care, I wish you well sense of I love you. Not personal. Leila
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lt260
User: lt260
Date: 2007-05-25 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: Oh, That Tree
Depends on the leaves, bark, and flowers. ;-)

On the way back, if you take the same route, you can use either of these websites and put a name to that vegetation.

http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/leaf/treeid.htm

Just in case you reeeaaaallllllyyyy want to know.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2007-05-25 22:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Zoom out on that graffiti shot, 'k?
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