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  • A couple of Teacup loops.

    2020/02/24: We headed on up the Mountain and got in a couple of loops at Teacup today. Snowy, cold and often blizzard like for much of the day with 5 minutes of Sun at the end.

  • Walking Powell Blvd.

    2020/02/20: An evening walk along Powell in Gresham between Burnside & Eastman Parkway with a detour through downtown Gresham. We finished it off the dinner & a Margarita at Agave Azul ☺

  • Vivitar EF110 Tele - Columbia Gorge

    2020/02: Second and last chance for the Vivitar 110EF. It just can't take decent photos! Plenty more cheap and better quality 110 Cameras on ebay to try!

  • Sunrise & Sunset 2020/02/19

  • Larch Mt. from Jonsrud View Point

    2020/02/17: I drove out to Jonsrud Viewpoint after work on Monday to check out the view. Unfortunately most of the mountain remained hidden behind clouds. On the way home I stopped on Cottrell Rd. to catch the sunset.

  • Vivitar 835AW - JFS January 2020

    2020/02/17: Another $10.00 e bay Vivitar this one a 1980 835AW & came with a roll of 1980 film too! I haven't used that roll yet, for these photos I used a roll of Lomography Tiger 200. Crappy 110 film lives on ☺

  • Valentines Day!

    2020/02/14: Apparently some 250 billion red roses are grown for Valentines day. Here are just a few of them ☺

  • Another day in the basin!

    2020/02/16: Our goal today was to finish breaking through the the last bit of the near impenetrable mess near Cougar Rock and after about 3 hours of cursing and swearing we managed it! The Basin loop trail is now open for business again!

  • Angels & Devils.

    2020/02/09: I had to be home by 2:30 on Sunday so a hike close to home was needed. We hiked a loop around Angels & Devils Rest from the Angels Rest TH. 10 miles in mist with the occasional sun ray! It's been a while since we hiked the Foxglove Way from Angels to Devils Rest. Happy to report that even though it's ignored by USFS and receives no sanctioned trail work it's in great shape. Lots of deadwood on the 415 trail between the Primrose junction & Angels Rest.

  • 2020/02/08: We returned to the Portland Winter Light Festival on Saturday after such a good time on Thursday! It was still fun but oh so overcrowded! On the Thursday we parked on 3rd street & had our choice of spots. Saturday we had to go all the way to 9th until we found a place to park! PDX Madness!!

  • Braving the mud!

    2020/02/08: Dad Braving the mud & back in Hyning Wood! ©Norma Meacham

  • Vivitar 110EF Tele

    2020/02/06: A Classic 70's and early 80's style 110 camera. The film used was Lomography's Tiger 200 & the photos were taken at the IPM show in Essen Germany. The first roll of film through this camera was a bit of a disaster all terribly under exposed!

  • All aboard!

    2020/02/06: Taking the ferry across the Willamette at the Portland Winter Light Festival.

  • Lights on!

    2020/02/06: Thursday after work Chiyoko & I hitched up the Horse & Cart and went to Portland to check out the Winter Light Festival! Most of it is on the the East side of the river with a few displays on the West side too. There was also free ferry service across the river which was fun!

  • Brexit Eve with Nick!

    2020/01/31: So I spent Brexit Eve catching up with my Cousin Nick at a Dutch bar in German town eating French fries ☺

  • Multnomah, Devils, Wahkeena Loop

    2020/02/02: I wasn't sure how I'd feel Sunday morning after Saturdays 24 hour marathon journey back from Essen Germany but woke up feeling great and so we went for a quick loop around Devils Rest from Multnomah Falls to reset the body clock to Pacific Standard Time☺

  • Diana Mini

    Some pics from a 35mm roll of Fujicolor 400 shot with a Diana Mini. The camera is based on the all plastic very basic original Diana of the 1960s that used 120 film. Like the original the camera takes square photos, there are few options & even fewer controls to worry about! I'd say that the Diana is to cameras what the East German Trabant was to cars. Though I have a curious affection for Tabants too. More Photos

  • A secret intermediate!

    2020/01/26: For our second I final batch we added a special ingredient ☺

  • Pocket Creek Loop

    2020/01/26: Another wet Sunday was for forecast but we were able to dodge the rain with a loop around Pocket Creek. We also explored the first half of the connector trail up to Bennett Pass but ran out of steam and time for the whole thing!

  • 2020/01/23: Making Seville Marmalade.

  • Happy 50th! (12 years ago!)

    Found some old photos Jane sent me from 2008 that hadn't been scanned in. Including some of Uncle Albert & Auntie Irene's 50th wedding anniversary, seen here with Mum & Dad.

  • Happy Birthday

    2020/01/18: Akitomo's Birthday, a chicken fry up!

  • Old Maid Flats

    2020/01/19: Highway 26 seemed to be extra busy as we headed towards the mountain so we decided to change plans and avoid the crowds with a meandering loop around Old Maid Flats up to the Sandy river crossing & back. First hike of the year that we didn't get soaking wet and actually saw the sun! Things a looking up ☺

  • Sandy by night

    2020/01/16: Just and evening walk around Sandy!

  • Happy Birthday!

    Celebrating Dads Birthday at the Eagles Head © Jane Meacham

  • Christmas in Silverdale

    2019/12/25: Some photos taken by Jane of the family festivities back in England. © Jane Meacham

  • Character Building!

    2020/01/12: Character Building would be the best way to describe the hike Pascal & I took this week! We had to break trail in 1-2 feet of new snow from Multorpor to the Trillium Junction. Intermittent rain, snow and whiteouts on our 8 mile tromp through the snow today.

  • Remembering Nancy.

    2020/01/07: 2020 started out with some very sad news for us. Our friend & hiking buddy Nancy passed away suddenly & unexpectedly. Nancy was a formidable hiker rain or shine, inspiring respect from others less than half her age who often had to work hard to keep up with her. She moved to Virginia to be closer to her family after Scotty died but she was still hiking all the time and had started doing some longer hikes abroad. The Coast to Coast trail in Northern England 2018 & the Pembrokeshire Coast Trail in Wales in 2019. In 2020 she was planning to go to Ireland. Sad times but so many great memories.

  • Playing with film

    2020/01/06 Figuring out how to scan film negatives!

  • Pentax Program Plus - Jonsrud Viewpoint

    2020/01/02: My first roll of 35mm film in 20 years! I used this camera from about 1986 to 1999. Took thousands of slides with it, most of which are still stored away in boxes and never see the light of day! These photos were shot on a few hikes this fall & winter using Fujicolor Superiaq X-TRA 400 film. Things started out well but several were much too dark towards the end. I'm not sure if I accidentally changed a camera setting or the light meter which seems to work only sometimes was playing up!

  • 2020/01/01: Chiyoko's home made new year Osechi Ryori.

  • Chiyoko enjoying some Virtual Reality Fun ☺

  • Wahclella again!

    2020/01/01: A easy hike to start out 2020. We hiked the Wahclella Falls trail for the first time since it's re opening after the 2018 fire. Then went the other way around Tooth Rock on the old Columbia highway to the Eagle Creek Overlook built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938.