The central area of The Dalles graticule is taken up by Oregon's Hood River Valley, a lightly settled agricultural and orchard district. Its main town, Hood River, is set in the narrow Columbia River Gorge, as are White Salmon, Washington and The Dalles, Oregon, the other two larger towns in the area.
Although the Gorge is a transportation corridor and US highways 26 and 95 both cut through the graticule, much of the area is difficult to find access to. Hashpoints seem to often be on the other side of the creek, river, or cliff from the geohasher. Mountains of the Cascade range, including towering Mt. Hood, dominate the western half of the quadrangle, with the eastern edge starting into the dry canyon-cut wheatlands of North Central Oregon and Eastern Washington.
2013-08-03 45 -121 -- Michael5000 finds a hashpoint on the Washington slope of the Gorge.
There appear to have been 7 expeditions to the graticule in 2012.
There appear to have been 3 additional expeditions to the graticule in late 2011.
2011-09-22 45 -121 -- Kydlt visits a spot by the railroad near Cascade Locks; Michael5000 visits the same spot several hours later.
2011-09-20 45 -121 -- Michael5000 makes an early afternoon visit to a hashpoint just off Highway 197.
2011-09-17 45 -121 -- Kydlt can't quite get to a spot northwest of Carson.
2011-09-10 45 -121 -- Kydlt and some friends are daunted by wilderness near Panther Creek Falls.
2011-08-08 45 -121 -- Kydlt is on the same side of all creeks, rivers, and cliffs as the hashpoint.
2011-07-31 45 -121 -- Michael5000 makes an early morning visit to a hashpoint just off Highway 26.
2011-06-10 45 -121 -- Kydlt is thwarted by gates and parking permit requirements.
2011-05-25 45 -121 -- Kydlt reaches a spot in the woods northeast of Carson. First successful hash of the Washington side of this graticule!
Kydlt tried to visit a hash on 2011-05-22 but it was just north of where I was, that is, across the river. I was about 100 ft short. I see a pattern here.
Kydlt tried to visit a hash on 2011-03-02 but it was just south of where I was, that is, out in the river. I was about 100 ft short.
Kydlt tried to visit a hash on 2011-02-10 but missed. It was over the cliff & the other side of the creek.
Jiml and Aperfectring visited a hashpoint here on 2010-02-15, if you visited a hashpoint on an earlier date, award yourself the Virgin Graticule achievement, and let Jiml and Aperfectring know.
Local Graticule Makes Good
On September 24, 2011, The Dalles graticule was tied for third for most expeditions in the month.