WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON
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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 BLACK@ Starlisa.net

The title says Oregon tribes sue state over sacred site.  However, the article says, "Hereditary Chiefs of the Klickitat and Cascade Tribes of the Yakama Nation filed the lawsuit last week in federal court alongside a third tribal elder with the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde and two nonprofit groups," 
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

As long as you don't drown, sailing must be healthy:

Sailing Great, Edward Allcard, Dies at 102

Edward Allcard, an English naval architect, marine surveyor, yachtsman and author, died at the end of last month at the age of 102. We will probably be best remembered as the first person to sail solo across the Atlantic in both directions, voyages he undertook on his 34-foot yawl, Temptress, in 1949 and 1951.....Allcard may be credited for being the first person to sail solo both ways across the Atlantic. On the last leg of the return trip, he was not actually alone. A stowaway slipped aboard when he stopped in the Azores.  William McFee, in a review of Temptress Returns, in the New York Times, of January 18, 1953, describes what happened:......

Milky Way over Mount Rainier, a 14,410-foot (4,392-meter) mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. Photo by Gary Peltz of Seattle.

Rufus Says:  
"..........Key Focus now is obvious: The Great Eclipse.  Sky conditions remain uncertain.  Plenty of meteorological discussion in the media concerning the potential for a clear view of the Moon Shadow.  For the past 2 weeks, models have trended toward cloudy, even damp, wx right before and potentially during the Event.   We will not toss out that probability because it remains high; however, the good news is that the most recent trending has been to either hold that cloud/shower threat north of Oregon, or to delay its arrival until later Monday or as late as Tuesday, Aug 22.  Follow @TheWxCafe for any major changes as the date nears.  Of course, you can simply wait until Fri for the update here, as well.  
Pre-Eclipse Weekend:  now looking mild and mostly sunny.  Morning marine deck cloudiness is possible, esp along the coast and over the northern portion of the Puget Sound.  
Aug 21: see above.
Post-Eclipse:  trending for a wet Tue; showers Wed & Thu before clearing out and another fine, sunny weekend.  Temps should rebound into summer style for Aug 25,26.  Yes, last report it looked to be another hot period.  That may pop back into the models, as you know.  Last few days of August continue to look warm, seasonal........."

And...Mark Nelsen says....

Scheduled Hunting Clinics

  • Aug. 27, 12-noon – Waterfowl Hunting Clinic at the Vancouver Trap Club in Clark County.
  • Sept. 2, 6 a.m. – Mentored Dove Hunting at the Sunnyside Wildlife Area Headquarters Unit      in southeast Yakima County
    • Sept. 23, 6 a.m. – Mentored Upland Bird Hunting for youth only (15 and under). Mentors with dogs will be at the Sunnyside Wildlife Area pheasant release sites in southeast Yakima County.
    • Sept. 23, 6 a.m. – Mentored Upland Bird Hunting for youth only (15 and under). Mentors with dogs will be at the Cottonwoods pheasant release site on the Wenas Wildlife Area in Kittitas County.
    • Sept. 23 – Oct. 31, Mentored Early Fall Turkey Hunts on multiple days at multiple locations across the state. WDFW is matching registrants with First Hunt Foundation (http://www.firsthuntfoundation.com/) mentors.
    Sept. 30, 7 a.m. – Mentored Pheasant Hunt for youth only (15 and under), followed by Upland Bird Hunting Clinic, at Reds Fly Shop/Canyon River Ranch in Ellensburg, Kittitas County.  The clinic after the youth hunt is open to all age registrants.

 

Firecamp in the B.C. Cariboo.  

Photo by Kevin Finn McNeal.  Posted at Destination Washington.  
The Tatoosh Range in Mount Rainier National Park
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From The Columbian:
Get outdoors in the Gifford Pinchot
The national forest on our doorstep is packed with diverse landscapes for great recreation

I just checked the Glenwood Rodeo FB page and saw these two Elmer Kinder photos.   

From the Klickitat-- Canyon Market Facebook Page  
What ARE they doing down there at Stinson?
Reminds me of Camp Mystery back in the early 1900's.
I have heard the story that Deke Yeakel lived way up on the hill above the Glenwood-Goldendale road.  He would hike down to Stinson, crossed the river, (not sure how) and caught the railcar to get to work in the woods.
The old road bridge that crossed the Klickitat was somewhere in this area, before it was moved up to Leidl.
C.E. Rusk traveled through here to get over the hill to teach school at Camas Prairie.  

Right now, the sun is rising one minute later each day, and setting one minute earlier.  So, we are losing 2 minutes a day of daylight.  By the middle of August, sunset will be 2 minutes earlier each day.  Sunrise is still one minute later each day.

Temira's Gorge Forecast:

The weather as you see it on this Wednesday morning will remain the same for the rest of the week. Temps today will be in the low 60's early and the mid 80's in the afternoon. Moderate to strong west wind. No rainbows. Tomorrow looks sunny with temps near 60 ealry and in the low 80's in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. We'll see some high clouds on Friday. Temps will be in the upper 50's early and the mid 80's in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. As of right now, the forecast for Monday is clear and sunny for the eclipse.

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A LOOK INTO THE PAST

Mr. William H. Carlton didn't put the Klickitat River in the right place.


THIS DOCUMENT IS 21 PAGES LONG.  WORTH A READ WHEN YOU HAVE TIME
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THE INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION SETTLEMENT  
NOVEMBER 14, 1968
TRACTS A, B, C, D
If you want to do more research you can check these links at 
Indian Claims Commission Dockets

GLENWOOD--CAMAS PRAIRIE

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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