18th Apr 2014

Gilkey Covered Bridge, Oregon (Thomas Creek)

The Gilkey Covered Bridge crosses Thomas Creek roughly three miles south east of the town of Scio. At one time the Southern Pacific Railroad running next to the roadway was...

18th Apr 2014

Gilkey Station, Oregon

Name: Gilkey Station Class: A4 GPS: 44°41’16.4″N, 122°54’11.9″W Directions: From Scio, Oregon, head west on Robinson Drive. Take a left on Goar Road, and follow to covered bridge. Town site...

18th Apr 2014
Hoffman Covered Bridge

Hoffman Covered Bridge, Oregon (Crabtree Creek)

The Hoffman Covered Bridge is another departure from the typical “Linn County” design of covered bridges. Built in 1936 by hand, timber for the bridge was cut nearby and shaped...

08th Apr 2014
Ghost town of Eureka, Oregon (Eureka Bar)(Wallowa County)

Ghost town of Eureka, Oregon (Eureka Bar)(Wallowa County)

Name: Eureka (Eureka Bar)(in Wallowa County) Class: B1 GPS: 45.7679335, -116.8204253 Directions: Unknown!!! Located at the conjunction of the Snake River and Imnaha River. Based on Google Maps the route...

08th Apr 2014
Ghost town of Eureka, Oregon (Baker County)

Ghost town of Eureka, Oregon (Baker County)

Name: Eureka (in Baker County) Class: A1 GPS: 44.8184797, -118.2046633 Directions: From Sumpter, Oregon, head north along Cracker Creek Road towards Bourne. Town site was about .6 miles south of...

03rd Apr 2014

Continuing Education Classes – Portland Oregon

Continuing Education Classes – Portland Oregon Portland is routinely derided as a place where “young people go to retire.” While this characterization is slightly true, the reality is that Portland...

29th Mar 2014
Bellwood, Oregon

Bellwood, Oregon

Name: Bellwood, Oregon Class: A(Unknown) GPS: Latitude: 45.0751113, Longitude: -123.741224 Directions: On private land, no access Description: The only reference I can find to Bellwood is in “Oregon post offices,...

26th Mar 2014
Scavenger Hunt for Portland, Oregon

Scavenger Hunt for Portland, Oregon

First time visitor to Portland? Long time resident? Looking for something to do on a slow weekend? How about a scavenger hunt for Portland to explore some of what makes...

26th Mar 2014

Munson Falls, Tillamook, Oregon

Munson Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls along the Oregon Coast. It’s a triple cascading horsetail fall with a drop of 319 feet. Fall and winter is the...

21st Mar 2014
Goonies House

The Goonies of Astoria Oregon – Filming Locations

The Goonies of Astoria Oregon – Filming Locations In 1985 the most culturally significant movie of my generation came out. Weirdly titled “The Goonies,” the movie was filmed in and...

10th Mar 2014

Larwood, Oregon, ghost town and wayside park

Name: Larwood, Oregon Class: A(Unknown) GPS: Latitude: 44.6304005, Longitude: -122.7400872 Directions: From Stayton, Oregon head south on N 1st Ave. Just after leaving town this becomes Stayton Scio Road. At...

10th Mar 2014

Larwood Covered Bridge (Crabtree Creek)

The Larwood Covered Bridge is in the distinct Linn County style. It is unclear to me if and when this happened, but previously two covered bridges spanned the river here....