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Oregon - July 13-20, 2004

These pictures were taken on a trip to Portland, Oregon, to give a talk at the SIAM Annual Meeting, with a little extra time to see some other things out that way. They were taken with my Olympus C730 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in full 2048x1536 size by clicking on the links after the captions.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Late afternoon and evening travel, highlighted by a flight taking off in a thunderstorm from CVG.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

There are some pictures on the road in the morning headed to the conference [5 Pictures]. After the conference, there are more pictures from the road [3 Pictures] on the way to see the Japanese Gardens [29 Pictures] and Rose Gardens [6 Pictures] at Washington Park in Portland, and then a few more pictures from the road on the way back to the hotel [8 Pictures].

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Another conference day, mainly, but there are a few pictures on the road [8 Pictures] and a lot of pictures from the Portland Beavers game in the evening [43 Pictures].

Friday, July 16, 2004

After working in the morning, I drove and walked around Portland a bit, mainly to look for good view of Mount Hood, but ended up mostly with pictures of the riverfront [18 Pictures]. After another conference session, there was time for a short ride up the Columbia River east of Portland [6 Pictures]. Lots of worthwhile stops and views from the road: Chanticleer Point [6 Pictures], the Vista House [6 Pictures], Latourell Falls [11 Pictures], Bridal Veil [Picture], Multnomah Falls [25 Pictures], and Horsetail Falls [7 Pictures]. From there, it was back to Portland to pick up Cathy, and on north to Kelso, Washington for the night [12 Pictures].

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Time for a quick visit to Mt. St. Helens in the morning, pictures are from the ride up [8 Pictures], from Johnston Ridge [29 Pictures], and a few spots on the way back [30 Pictures]. There wasn't enough time to make more stops, but we did get to the big one. Then back to Kelso to meet up with Andrew for the rest of the trip, and back down to Oregon [15 Pictures]. After that, we drove out the Columbia River Gorge, stopping at Wahkeena Falls [15 Pictures], where we also saw Multnomah Falls again [7 Pictures]. We stopped for dinner in Hood River, which had some excellent views of Mt. Adams [2 Pictures]. After that, it was up the Mount Hood Highway, with plenty of spectacular views of several volcanoes [12 Pictures] and on into Bend, Oregon, for the night [16 Pictures].

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Another volcano day. First up, some views on the way out of Bend of several volcanoes [4 Pictures]. We made a few stops in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument: Lava Butte [28 Pictures], the Molten Land trail through the lava flow [30 Pictures], drove the side road into the caldera [5 Pictures], drove up a narrow, winding, gravel road to Paulina Peak [21 Pictures], walked the Big Obsidian Flow trail [17 Pictures], and got lunch at Paulina Lake [6 Pictures]. Then it was down US 97 [8 Pictures] toward Crater Lake. We came in at the north entrance [Picture] and took the whole Rim Road, with many pictures throughout: the Pumice Desert [8 Pictures], our first pass along the west side of the rim road [13 Pictures], Vidae Falls [3 Pictures], and on around the rest of the rim [35 Pictures]. Then it was on to Grants Pass, Oregon, for the night [2 Pictures].

Monday, July 19, 2004

We decided to start the ride back to Portland by going the wrong way for a little while with a trip down US 199, the Redwood Highway, into northern California [18 Pictures]. The main attraction down there was the northernmost redwood grove in the Redwood National and State Parks [26 Pictures]. Then it was north on US 101 along the Pacific in California [14 Pictures], and back into Oregon for a long ride up the coast [53 Pictures]. We made a stop at the somewhat touristy Sea Lion Cave [25 Pictures], then continued up the coast [23 Pictures] to Newport [4 Pictures], then back across to I-5 to get to Portland [6 Pictures], later than expected but with a lot of good sightseeing packed into just a few days.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Travel day...the early morning flight out of Portland meant excellent views of the volcanoes poking up over the low cloud deck. People got great views of St. Helens, Adams, and Rainier out the left side of the plane, and my side got the Oregon volcanoes [9 Pictures]. The only other thing that seemed worthy of a picture from the air were some clouds in the east, probably over western New York [2 Pictures].
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