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So what if the weather is crappy, it makes it more fun!

So what if the weather is crappy, it makes it more fun!

on Jan 12, 2014

Living in the Pacific Northwest we have more than a few not so great weather days.  This last weekend we had lots of rain, plenty of wind and just general crappiness in the weather department. I had plans to take a hike up the Salmon River but was afraid of snowy conditions so Stalker and I got together and made a plan B. We thought about it throughout the week and came up with a plan to go to Friend, Oregon.  Stalker has been there quite a few times and claimed there was lots of neat stuff to photograph.  I took his word on this and we headed out late Saturday morning towards the eastern side of Mt Hood. As we went up the Gorge we marveled at the fallen tree debris from the previous night’s windstorm, and discussed the falling rocks at Multnomah Falls that had destroyed part of the bridge, thus closing parts of this all too popular attraction for months to come.  We also discussed supposed hikes and rock climbing opportunities throughout our beautiful Columbia River Gorge. As we passed through Hood River and started towards The Dalles he asked me if I had ever been to the Twin Tunnels.  My response was… “Twin Tunnels??  What are those?  Who cares let’s go!” He assured me that they were cool and it would be a very short walk to get to them and I would be pleased.  (He promised a lot of things on this trip… hmm that didn’t sound right…) We parked at the park for the tunnels and started our short walk.  Really I would say it was about 1/2 a mile to get to the tunnels but it was an easy walk.  The only problem I faced was that I wasn’t really dressed for rain and we were walking, in the rain.  It wasn’t that bad and I tried to stay in the dry areas under trees as much as I could.  I was having fun so I wasn’t complaining. In not much time we came upon the tunnels. I haven’t really looked up the history on these tunnels so I cannot tell you much about them other than they are really cool. It...

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