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.

SUSIE'S PINK FLOWER GARDEN

This summer, the highlight of driving through the town of Glenwood has been watching Susie's volunteer petunia patch volunteer in cheerful pink abundance.  When my daughter was little, she would say,  "Susie should live at everyone's house so everyone can have a beautiful yard."  I hope the frost stays away and the flowers last for Cycle Oregon to enjoy as the bicyclists  pedal into town. 

Enjoy the slide show of pink.  And somewhere in there you will find Susie working.

 
 
 

Jim White, a forester by profession, calls himself an amateur astronomer, but I consider him pretty much a  professional in his astronomy presentations.  He has a great speaking voice, very knowledgeable about our night skies, and very patient with those of us who are not knowledgeable.   


On Saturday, August 30, Labor Day Weekend, Jim  will have his telescope set up at the Conboy Wildlife Refuge, on the Trout Lake/ Glenwood road starting at 8:00 pm.

Bring a flashlight to find your way back to your car, a warm jacket and if you have a telescope you are welcome to bring it.  

If it is cloudy, Jim probably won't be there.


Jim White's July 2014 Stargazing Astronomy Page



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

 

CYCLE OREGON COMES TO GLENWOOD SEPT. 7 AND 8, 2014

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.  

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 play around with it. 

WHAT'S IN AND AROUND GLENWOOD

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. 
 
Home of the Bigfoot Burger.
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estaurant, Motel,  Vacation Home, Gas, Diesel, Non Ethanol gas,  Propane, Mini Mart, Beer and Wine, WIFI, cell service for ATT customers, Laundromat....
Check their  Facebook page. for daily specials.

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.
 
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...
Photo courtesy of Dan Kleinsmith.
Rodeo and Parade slideshow by Dan
Prints can be ordered.










 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.
 

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






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

Camas in Bloom

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

GLENWOOD GRANGE
ALSO THE OFFICE OF MT ADAMS RESOURCE STEWARDS

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

Glenwood Fish Hatchery
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.