If we watched the sun rise and set over earth and water every day for the rest of my life, that would be fine with me. #outini
08.25.14 /22:09

Be still my heart. #outini

Cultus lake, you are quite nice! #outini
08.25.14 /10:56
Look closely to the right side of Ape Canyon. That’s @rehanah! While spectacular for its botanical and geologic features, the Ape Canyon and Plains of Abraham trail on Mt. St. Helens also has a humorous cultural history behind its name. In 1924 a group of mountain miners were allegedly attacked from above by “apemen” while ascending the canyon. Fred Beck, one of the miners, later became famous in local lore for his ape sightings. His tales, along with many more, represent the Northwest’s fascination with “Bigfoot” encounters. However, the attack in 1924 was more likely a troop of rowdy boys who were simply throwing rocks. Still, the name stuck and many visitors to the pre-eruption mountain claimed to see Bigfoot tracks in the snow. Again, more likely, they were seeing the farcical ploy of Harry Randall Truman. Famous for his refusal to evacuate his cabin in the bast zone in 1980, Truman loved to hike in the snow with large foot prints attached to his ski poles, perpetuating the mythology of Bigfoot. It took many to create the legend of Bigfoot and many more choose to believe in it.  The legends reflect much more about us than the elusive and mythical furry creature we’ve created. Still, Ape Canyon and the Truman trail are places where the mythology of Bigfoot first appeared on the mountain.

Join me in interpreting history outdoors. Look around and discover history in the real world! #outdoorhistory (at Mt St Helen’s National Monument)
08.20.14 /00:50/ 3
The 65 million year old rolling fossilized sand dunes of Piedra Blanca. 😍 #outini
08.17.14 /23:11
Exploring Piedra Blanca with my family. Incredible place!! #outini
08.17.14 /21:51
California dreamin’ for Caitlin and Mark’s wedding!! #outini
08.16.14 /17:54
Located in Portland on the corner of SW 10th and Montgomery is the historic Martha Washington Hotel. It’s used today as dormitories for Portland State University. Built in 1911 by notable Portland architect A.E. Doyle, the hotel served as a residence and training hall for Portland’s single mothers. The Portland Women’s Union, a group concerned with women’s rights, had already established their first and smaller residence hall on 15th and Flanders in 1897. With a growing population of women entering the workforce, the Union’s first president Mrs. Rosa F. Burrell donated $10,000 to help finish the larger hotel we see today. Many of the cities social and civic institutions tie back in some way to the Portland Women’s Union and the First Unitarian Church. Interestingly, Rosa’s generosity can also be seen in Portland’s first heritage tree, the Burrell Elm, which is only a few blocks from the hotel. The tree is the only remaining piece of the Burrell residence on 11th and Madison. 

Join me in interpreting history outdoors. Look around and discover history in the real world! #outdoorhistory  (at Montgomery Court (PSU))
08.14.14 /20:55/ 2
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