Glenwood, WA... Weather

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WELCOME.......Glenwood is located in Klickitat County at the foot of Mt. Adams
Photo slideshow at bottom of page.

I found a new weather site full of information.
WeatherForYou.com

If you like clouds, if you like watching the force of nature, if you like dramatic music......then you need to watch this.

DARLISA BLACK STRUCK GOLD ON THIS PHOTO
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION
A LARGER VERSION

And a special thanks to Harry, Chris, Travis and Kelly Miller for the trees and cows.

I chuckled when I saw this Brian Chambers photo of roof lines.  That is an artist's eye for you.  I drive by these barns all of the time and all I see are barns.  His explanation of the photo  here.    LINK

 

National Weather Service Forecast for Glenwood
check this site for weather advisories

 
Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  harvested by Native Americans.    "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" turns into a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and becomes home to ducks, geese, sand hill cranes, elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity. 

Peter Conboy was one of the first homesteaders in the valley  and the Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  
Early notable residents of Camas Prairie:  Pioneer Botonist Wilhelm N. Suksdorf.
The Pioneer Saga of Cody Chapman.

WEATHER LINKS

The Weather Cafe by Rufus
Rufus gives a wx report Mondays and Fridays.  You have to find his weather report inside his farm store.

Temira's Mt Hood/Gorge Forecast.  About as accurate forecasting as you can get for the Gorge

Earth Wind Map  This is pretty cool.  You can change settings by clicking on the word EARTH in the lower left.

Another Cool Weather App of the world.  This link tells you how to adjust the site to your preference.

Has just about everything you need.  Groceries, deli, beer and wine, hunting licenses, ATM,  free WIFI.
Check them out on FACEBOOK
Oh.. and don't forget to look for Bigfoot. 
 

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
RESTAURANT IS CLOSED


Gas, Diesel, Non Ethanol gas,  Propane, Mini Mart, Beer and Wine, Motel and Vacation Home

A year-round bed and breakfast surrounded by 80 acres of meadowland and Ponderosa Pine.  Main lodge with kitchen, great room, bedrooms, a cook house with wood range and plank tables, a guesthouse and self contained cabins.  A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

TAKE A TOUR


 Facebook page

The hub of our community and home of the Glenwood Eagles. 
K through 12.

It is a few miles out of town, down one heck of a steep road, but when you get there you can breathe a sigh and enjoy a bit of beautiful quiet on the Klickitat River.  Picnic spot, tours and a fishing pond. 







Located on the Mt. Adams Highway.
Locally produced meats and vegetables.  100% grass-fed lamb, pastured pork and poultry, and organic vegetables.

PIONEER PARK
Privately owned but available to the public.  Nice shady trees, picnic table, benches, potable water but NO restroomsAdjacent to the Grange Hall on Main St. 

 
Connecting between the land and local economies.
Click on their facebook page for info and photos

GLENWOOD GRANGE
ALSO THE OFFICE OF MT ADAMS RESOURCE STEWARDS

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


NOV. 23:
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
3:00 PM

 

 

 @ the school:                  sponsored by the Community Church


INFO HERE



NOV. 26:  SCHOOL THANKSGIVING DINNER  11:00 



NOV. 27:  THANKSGIVING


CLAUDE IS SPONSORING A CHRISTMAS LIGHT CONTEST!!

INFO HERE


OR THE CLOUDS THAT  SOMETIMES COVER THE MTN.

Thanks to Oca Hoeflein, Trout Lake, for the above web cam.  If you enjoy the view, consider donating to help pay for the lens.

 
I go in spurts working on the map and directions for getting to Glenwood, so it should be a continually changing process.  I'm hoping to get all of the early homesteads onto the map.
 
Rodeo is always on Fathers Day Weekend.  When it's NOT Rodeo Weekend, the Dance Hall, Kitchen, and Campground are available for rent.  It's a great place for  weddings, receptions, family get togethers...
Call Chris Miller: 509 364 3427
Photo courtesy of Dan Kleinsmith.
Rodeo and Parade slideshow by Dan
Prints can be ordered.

Also held at the Rodeo Grounds
Klickitat Trek Endurance Ride










 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. 
With local points of interest that I added but some major mistakes by Google.  The Whitcomb cabin is NOT where Google says it is.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Glenwood Office on Bird Creek Road.

Road Map of Washington Sate
click on quad 15 for Glenwood

OUR NIGHT SKIES
One thing you will notice if you are in Glenwood on a clear night....is the abundance of stars.  Every month, 
Jim White, of Trout Lake, does a local astronomy page,  so we just might be able to identify what's up above.
 

Camas in Bloom

See my blog about digging Camas.  It wasn't easy. 
Digging Camas on a hot day in May.