In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
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3275...Aug. 16, Day 17 - Astoria, OR  to Portland, OR +112 = 3387
Breakfast under the bridge - Astoria, OR

Astoria Column

 

Fort Clatsop

Jay and Gina's Journal

16 August

Our last day and I think that all of us are rather sad to see our adventure come to an end.  It been a good group.  

First stop was the Astoria Column.  The column has the historical milestones of Astoria in mural form.  NIce, but the impressive views from the top of the hill take your breath away - or was it climbing the 164 to the top?  I didn’t climb the steps; Jay did.  So I guess it was the view.  Or it might have been the bus trying to climb a steep street that it shouldn’t have attempted.  We did a controlled slide back down to a turning around spot.

Final stop was Ft. Clatsop where the Corps spent the winter.  Our incredibly wonderful weather continued, so it was hard to imagine how miserable they must have been - only 6 days of sunshine, and only a few more days that weren’t raining during the entire winter. The film shown considered their stay there from the Indian point of view - called the Whites “Cloth Men” because their clothes were made of cloth, not bark and hides.

 The spectacular weather allowed us to see all of the snow capped peaks in the area:

Mt. St. Helen, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, 

3275...Aug. 16, Day 17 - Astoria, OR  to Portland, OR +112 = 3387 ok

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