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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Cloud Cap Inn had been in business on the opposite side of the mountain at the timberline for nearly half a century before Timberline Lodge opened its doors. So, in 1889, before automobiles, how did this 30-guest hotel (with running water and toilets no less!) get constructed all the way up here? And how has it endured all this time?

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Let's Make History!

Let's Make History!

2016 marks the centennial celebrations for the National Park Service and the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. This is an excellent opportunity to research the Standards and apply them in real-world applications, to record and protect important historic sites of the Pacific Northwest, to provide the philanthropy these sites need, and to promote their importance as part of our national heritage...

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Hoodview

Hoodview

We had to reserve the campground six months in advance. In fact, we scouted it out nearly a year ago and made a list of the best sites in several campgrounds in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The first week in June seemed like a risk, especially while we were booking in gray and rainy December. But growing up in the Pacific Northwest, camping and fishing is a birthright and, as a good dad, I want to make sure my boys get to participate...

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