2010-11-26 46 -123
Looks to be under some high-tension power lines near the Columbia River, up near Rainier, OR.
Jiml will stop by APR's place, with two dogs, at about noon. They will grab a quick lunch, and then head off to the hashpoint, for expedition fun in the 45F (7C) rainy weather that is a typical Oregon November day.
After a fun adventure reloading crates into the car, Jim arrived at APR's place, and we started out for the hashpoint. We stopped partway there to get lunch, and then started over the hill.
Cornelius Pass Road was uneventful, and then we got to Hwy 30, and headed North. Eventually, APR's navi-GPS told us we needed to turn, so we did. The road kept getting smaller and smaller, and eventually the pavement gave way to gravel.
And a gate appeared. But we were only 300 feet from the hashpoint. Except for the canal in the way. But we expected, it, and walked a quarter mile up to a bridge that got us to the other side. Then we walked a quarter mile through the woods. There was a path initially, but it eventually disappeared into a lot of mud.
Finally we came around a turn, and found ourselves with GPS's that said "Go 70 feet that way". But "that way" was up a 45 degree slope. Jim made a 3 foot attempt and found it just as slick and slippery as we had suspected.
Mother Nature won. We went back to the car, let the dogs out to stretch and headed back to Hillsboro.
- Thwarted by a 100% grade which was wet, muddy, and covered in leaves. -- aperfectring 23:15, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
On the road, driving through the rain. @45.7850,-122.8730
| Jim and APR earned the Cliffs of Despair consolation prize