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[travel] The trip from Portland to Missoula

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
Tags: montana, northwest, personal, photos, travel
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