Travel to Oregon in 1999
In late July and early August, my wife and I traveled to Oregon for a family reunion (my mother's side of the family) in Portland, Orgeon. The trip out and back included many stops along the way at various National Parks and Monuments, as well as other sites of interest.
The trip out to Oregon was pretty much a straight shot, as we only had a few days to get to Oregon and the reunion. We did manage to stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, and Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Montana. Our approach to Portland took us along the Columbia River Gorge and around the base of Mount Hood. In Portland, we visited the Portland Zoo and Japanese Gardens in Washington Park. After the reunion, we spent a day at Mount St. Helens. From there we drove down the Oregon coast, eventually making our way inland to Crater Lake National Park. From there we headed east to Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, then down through Salt Lake City to Moab, Utah and Arches National Park. Finally, we made brief stops at Colorado and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monuments in Colorado before heading for home.
The map of the United States shows our travel routes to Oregon and back.
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• Missouri River overlook along I-90
• Eastern Wyoming
• Lewis and Clark Caverns
• View from entrance to Lewis and Clark Caverns
• Lochsa River, Idaho
• Snake River Gorge
• Colombia River Gorge
• Mt. Hood
• Japanese Garden, Portland
• Mt. St. Helens
• Closer view of Mt. St. Helens
• Oregon Coast
• Yaquina Lighthouse
• Crater Lake
• View from the lake, Crater Lake
• The Pinnacles, Crater Lake
• Craters of the Moon
• Badlands in Utah
• Dark Angel, Arches National Park
• Tunnel Arch, Arches National Park
• Colorado National Monument
• Another view of Colorado National Monument
• Black Canyon of the Gunnison