Washington and Oregon
January 2, 2003. We're on our way. we pulled out of
Shelton, WA a little before 3 p.m., close to three hours behind schedule. The
day started out with a lot of wind and rain which hampered us during our final
hours of loading the truck. It didn't get better as the day
At the fuel pumps, Kamilche
The Kamilche totem pole
Dennis’s son Greg met us at a rest stop near Vancouver.
As it was getting late and the rain and wind were continuing, we made the
decision to stay overnight with Greg, Brenda, Andrew, and Olivia in Vancouver.
Lori dropped by with Cameron and Maddie for a mini family reunion.
The restaurant at 7 Feathers Truck Plaza
The long climb up over the southern Cascades and the
Siskiyou Mountains began after the fuel stop. As we climbed higher snow was
visible at the higher elevations but not along the roadside. That all changed
after Grants Pass and Medford. Although it was raining, we started to see the
remains of recent snowfalls along the roadside. Thankfully, it was still
raining. The temperature stayed warm enough to prevent
Snow in the Oregon mountains
More of the Siskiyou mountains.