Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic                     
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie  of Klickitat County. 
Note.....Mt. Adams  is NOT in Klickitat County.

PHOTO BY DARLISA [email protected] Starlisa.net


You have no idea, how long it took me to figure out the correct html code so I could imbed the above radar map.  

Mark Nelsen's Sunday night forecast:
.....So to summarize:  Don’t get too excited about snow for now.  In general a very dry weather pattern is going to persist for another week or more and it’s going to turn colder.....

Since December 07,  sunset has been at 4:27 pm, but look what happens today.  We start gaining daylight in the evening.  However, we will continue to  lose daylight at sunrise into early January. 
 December 21, is our shortest time of daylight.  The daylight is 7 hours shorter than June 20.

21st century’s longest lunar month starts December 18

On December 18, 2017, the moon will be new, or most nearly between the Earth and sun for this month. Astronomers mark the beginning of each lunar month, a period of approximately 29.5 days, at new moon. Lunar months are slightly different lengths, however, and this particular new moon ushers in the longest lunar month of the 21st century (2001 to 2100).

A lunar month (also called a lunation or synodic month) is defined as the period of time between successive new moons..........

If you want to learn more about this, click the moon, but if your brain is tired, forget it.  It sounds rather complicated.

Kim Komando has an article on the Net Neutrality issue.  Pros and cons.  I have a subscription to her website, so I hope this opens for you.  

And....this is what Leo the Tech Guy says:
RIP Net Neutrality

In a strict party line vote, the FCC voted 3-2 to kill Net Neutrality rules, in spite of overwhelming support to protect it. Leo says that while the rules were in place in 2015, we've really had it since the beginning. Leo says he believes the smaller ISPs will probably still keep the spirit of Net Neutrality, but he believes the bigger companies like Time Warner, Comcast and others will probably charge the Google, Facebook and others for access to their customers. Though he doesn't believe at this point that customers will see a direct impact. Will we have cable like packages to pay for, like a social media package or a streaming media package? Leo says probably not. At least not in the very beginning.




It's cloudy out there and we'll see some on-and-off drizzle today. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and low 40's later. Light west wind. 25% chance of rainbows. Monday looks drizzly all day. Temps will be near 40 early and in the upper 40's later. Light west wind. 87% chance of rainbows. Tuesday looks sprinkly in the morning with rain after 3pm. Temsp will be near 40 early and near 50 later. Light west wind. 89% chance of rainbows.

In her mountain report, she says it is raining on Mt Hood.

Cliff Mass says California continues to have their Santa Ana Winds.  He also explains "Hole Punch Clouds."  Blame them on airplanes. 
He also is not going to be a popular weather meteorologist with his statement:

Are California Coastal Wildfires Connected With Global Warming: The Evidence Says No
It is worth taking the time to read, instead of just reading the headlines of a newspaper.

Hmmmmmm.  The school Crab Feed Fundraiser might have skinny crabs.

Long Beach area crab meat percentage drops,
LONG BEACH — The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife completed third round of preseason Dungeness crab testing Dec. 14 in the Long Beach test stations only. This test collected both crab shell condition and meat recovery data. Results do not bode well for a Dec. 31 start to the season.

Fish Forecasts Show Higher 2018 Spring/Summer Chinook Returns Than This Year; Small Sockeye Increase

"....Next significant event will be arriving Tue & Wed.  Please note that this tightly developing storm has a HIGH WIND potential, esp for western WA (yes, depending on the track).  Moderate rain will accompany the cold front, as will rapidly lowering snow levels.  Another note: snow at the 'surface' remains possible as the air will be very cold aloft.  Moisture will run out about the time that the coldest air core arrives overhead; still, snow level at 1,500-2,000 ft or lower probable.  Turning DRY and colder to wrap up the week....."




Southwest WA Roads

NWS Pendleton



Click on the link at the bottom of the map and this map will open up on its own page.  Lots of fun to play around with.



The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 8, 1961, page 1

Includes portrait

     Last Sunday morning the Sun's editor visited Mr. and Mrs. William M. Moore and their son David at their 3500 acres cattle ranch three miles NE of the Snowden school.
     Much of the interview took place in Mrs. Moore's weed-free garden of rocks, sea shells, antique iron, spring flowers and blooming shrubs where the above picture was taken.
     The Moore's will observe their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Friday, June 9 with an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friends are invited. (See story)


     "We had too many friends in Portland so we just skinned out and got married."
     This is the way Bill Moore described his wedding sixty years to Miss Gertrude Morris.
     Bill was born on August 14, 1877 in Louisville, Kentucky and came west with his parents in a covered wagon when he was only two years old. Two years later his father, a "horse man", hitched up the wagon and headed north.
     The trip from Butte County, Calif. to their new home, 16 miles west of Pendleton took six weeks. In 1888, Bill's dad pulled stakes again and moved to greener pastures in the Willamette Valley.
     Bill attended school in Oregon City and at Beaver Creek before studying mechanical engineering at a Portland trade school.
     He and Peggy met by chance while she was visiting her cousin six miles south of Portland. They were married on June 9, 1901 at Salem, Oregon.
     Looking for a good place to live, Bill and his brother made a trip to Klickitat County in 1901. He and John walked from Lyle to the Panakanic and thence to White Salmon.
     When they got back to Portland, Bill told his mother: "I wouldn't homestead in that place if they gave me the whole county."
     Brother John didn't agree and took up a homestead in 1902. The next year their mother did likewise.
     Bill and his Chehalis-born bride didn't get involved in the apple boom -- which busted just the way Bill thought it would. While everyone else was plunging into clearing and planting orchard land, Bill worked for wages.
     The end result was that Bill acquired a little cash and loaned a Snowden homesteader $280 to prove up on his claim. When the note came due, the neighbor handed Bill a deed to the land rather than pay back the money.
     "That's the way I got started here", Bill says.
     He now has 3500 acres.
     "We moved here in 1923 and bought the place from Forest Hewitt in 1926. David and I have developed our own herd of cattle -- a cross breed of Durhams and Herfords. The calves mature faster and make faster growth than the stock they came from," Bill says.
     As the years rolled on, the Moores have seen a lot of neighbors come and leave -- but a lot of them come back to Panakanic, Bill adds.
     Bill is an Appleton Booster from way back and has belonged to the grange since 1917. He is currently President of the Southwest Klickitat County Cattlemen's Assn.
     There have been many changes since Bill first saw Portland in 1890.
     "Portland didn't amount to much. The Dalles, a damn site less. It took five days to make the round trip from The Dalles to Portland by river steamer," Bill recalls.
     He also remembers selling dressed pork in White Salmon for three cents a pound to John Wyers who resold it for the same, just to help Bill out.
     Bill and Peggy have found what they wanted -- a good life and a good living with time to indulge in their hobbies.
     Bill likes to fish, hunt and collect guns. His shop where he loads his own ammunition is as neat as her weed-free garden of rocks, sea shells, old iron, flowers and shrubs.
      Bill has timber enough to last 20 years by limiting his annual cut to his reasonable needs.
     Right now his pride and joy is a new 120 by 50 foot feed barn where cattle can serve themselves to baled hay without leaving the shelter. The barn can be cleaned with a cat.
     "I'm lucky", Bill says. "David is more than my son. He's my partner. If it hadn't been for him I would have had to sell out years ago."

©  Jeffrey L. Elmer

Chief Spencer
Photo from the 1904 book, "An Illustrated History of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties:  Chief Spencer, a Klickitat,  was appointed as head chief of Yakima Reservation 1859- 1861.  He was supposedly a hundred years old at the time of the photo.   


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  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as 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" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

The 1917 Washington Historical Quarterly of place names says:
   CAMAS PRAIRIE,  in Klickitat County north of Fulda and west of Conboy Lake.  On August 12, 1853, the railroad surveyors in command of Captain (later General)  George B. McClellan camped on the prairie and called it Tahk Prairie.  The United States land office map of 1897 shows the name Camas Prairie. 
 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 Klickitat County 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. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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