WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON WEATHER
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

ARRIVING FROM THE WEST/TROUT LAKE

Traveling north on state Highway 141 from White Salmon, there are two routes to Glenwood.  Both take about the same amount of time.  
The Trout Lake route takes 141 almost  to Trout Lake.  Turn right on Warner Road, which turns into Sunnyside Road.  Drive past the organic farms, cross the White Salmon river, take a left and drive past organic dairies to the bottom of the hill.  Glenwood people call this the “bottom of the Trout Lake Hill”.  Not sure what the Trout Lake people call it.  Take a right and climb the hill.  As you climb the hill, you can see Mt Hood to the south.
At the top of the hill is the old Laurel road. This is an old  primitive dirt road that cuts across to Laurel.  
The Trout Lake/Glenwood Highway, which is mostly a drive through pine and fir trees,  is a straighter and wider road than the BZ/Glenwood route but it doesn’t have mileage signs, so, keep driving and you will come to another Laurel road which is marked.  You can take this road to cut across  the valley to the BZ/Glenwood Highway.  It is gravel.  
 By now, with all these road signs to Laurel,  you might think Laurel is an actual place.  At one time it was an actual community that even laid claim to a bank. Now, you would be hard pressed to find where there was any resemblance to a  community.  What you will find is a four corner stop sign, a couple of ranch homes and the little Laurel post office which closed in the 1970’s.  It is on private property so all you can do is drive by and look.  I talked about it in the BZ/Glenwood Route.  
Back to the Trout Lake/Glenwood Highway…..Next stop is the Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Their website with photos and maps:  http://www.fws.gov/refuge/conboy_lake/

The refuge was established in 1964 and this ranch was purchased for the headquarters.   Even in the early 1960’s there was no Trout Lake/Glenwood Highway and access to this ranch was remote.  
The headquarters is also the site of the Historic Whitcomb cabin.   This old log home originally rested across the valley on the BZ/Glenwood Highway where it was sagging and decaying into nothingness.  Refuge management salvaged the home and it has  been restored.
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Conboy_Lake/visit/visitor_activities.html

Photographer Darlisa Black has captured its beauty.

Back out to the highway and continuing on to Glenwood you are only a couple of miles from town, but you might like to take a right on Cemetery Road and stop at the Mt Adams Cemetery.

If cemeteries can be relaxing this one tops the list.  It is peaceful and quiet with benches provided beneath the trees where you can ponder life, gaze at the mountain and listen to the birds sing.  Oddly enough, it is even a pleasant place to eat a picnic lunch.    It is definitely a community cemetery where families are still able to express their love.

And it gives testament to how hard life was for the early ones here before us.   On one stone are these inscriptions.  
Henry Troh:   1 yr.  April 22, 1881
Henrietta Troh:  5 yrs.  April 28, 1881
Johanna Troh:  3 yrs.  May 5, 1881

Family history says it was diphtheria.  

You can either go back  to the main road to Glenwood, or you can take Cemetery Road, with 90º turns which eventually comes out at the main road near the Rodeo Grounds. 
TO BE CONTINUED.