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Learning lessons while watching the river run | Chuck's World

 

Last updated 7/23/2021 at 10:27am



I headed for the river last week, as the river never disappoints. A summer that’s passed without at least a quick trip south to the Columbia is a summer wasted, and it turns out I’ve had enough of those.

The Columbia River is the defining feature of our region in many important ways, and it’s always astonished me. As has the Columbia River Gorge, carved and deepened by the water as the Cascades were being born, five million years ago.

My wife and I took advantage of a chance to see family, pretending we needed a reason, and headed south for a couple of days to stare at the Gorge. The...



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