2008-07-12 45 -122

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Sat 12 Jul 2008 in Portland:
45.6128965, -122.2604917

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[edit] Location

Near the Washougal River, but folks went the Oneonta Gorge on the Oregon side of the Columbia instead

[edit] Participants

[edit] Storytime!

200807121648 six geohashers in oneonta gorge swim to the ledge next to the waterfall.jpg
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200807121651 six geohashers in Oneonta Gorge.JPG
200807121653 father and son geohashing.jpg

Seven of us went as far upstream as possible into Oneonta Gorge. There's a waterfall with a pool, and a ledge which you can climb on if you're willing to swim out there. Six of us were willing to swim out there.

Once there, we were pretty pleased to be there. I know that I was particularly pleased to be out of the numbingly cold water.

The blurriness of the pictures here were completely not the fault of the cameraman (the seventh geohasher who was, probably wisely, unwilling to swim out to the ledge.) The air in the immediate area of the waterfall was full of a fine, cold mist which was drawn to the lens like a magnet. Yes, a water magnet, smartypants.


[edit] Planning and Coordination Archives

[edit] 7/12/2008 - Saturday

Pictures are up! Also, see my user page for information on the full gallery!

It's pretty close to Oneonta Gorge, so I propose we meet at the Gorge and travel upstream as far as we can. I've dragged the marker on the reference implementation to the proposed Gorge meetup spot. (It's the blue marker.) I'll be there, of course, and I'll be bringing at least one friend. If you come, be prepared to get at least your feet wet (river sandals strongly suggested) and possibly more (slippery rocks in the gorge.) UPDATE: I'm likely going earlier than the official 4pm time, probably showing up at noon or so to explore the gorge early. I'll head back out and be back at the parking area in time for the official meetup, though. Bug repellent may be a good idea; I got gnawed on a bit out there last Sunday. Wil 18:00, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

I'd be up for that. I've never been (nor heard) of this particular hike so I grep'd around for information on it; Oregon.com seems to have a good description of it. Jhon 17:27, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

It seems someone planned a surprise birthday dinner for my father without informing anyone. So since I'm the only one who had plans, its going ahead as... planned which means I kinda have to be there. As much as I was looking forward to wading into the gorge I'll have to skip out on this one. Jhon 17:10, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Maggie: I am so there.