Along the Lewis River! I found and scanned some older images from one of my favorite camping places from lifelong adventures with family, and am sharing them here for fun. The stories are in the captions which can be seen by clicking on the images and scrolling through them with the arrows.
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Cool Waters of the Lewis river, colored by the green Shale in the riverbed
me under the old bridge torn half down when I was a kid, it did not collapse fully until a couple years ago.
I can almost see our big family bustling around this campsite as we did for so many years. My folks created this campsite starting when I was still in the Womb. It grew over the years as the family grew, and the forest service finally gave up and let the tables stay here along with the awning supports over the tables
When I was little, this old Cedar stump would get covered every year with branches and ferns and become a fort. Younger nephews and nieces carried on the tradition, and gradually the stump wore down.
Middle Falls on the Lewis River was a favorite place to hike to, fishing and gathering rocks. My daughter and I camped near here for 3 days in 2008 and enjoyed feeling the presence of Grandpa-Dad and Grandma-Mom.
My Dog Rio was new to this place, and she loved it too
this campfire happened in this spot for generations
a trip down to the river for water turns into play time in the sand and forest
My daughter in our favorite old burned out tree stump from over 80 years ago.
We made this for my Dad, Claude Black, who was the best Fisherman on the river, and always wanted to be buried up here someday.
My brother Boyce following in our dad’s footprints, on another journey to the river even earlier
The rich greens of this river are dreamy
on one of the journeys back, I found this heart stone sitting just like this… and in my heart it was a gift from Mom and Dad
Peek a boo of Lower Falls
Trail on the rim overlooking Lower Falls
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Cover for Old Barns and Buildings. Click to learn more about all three calendars.
I also have several books for sale that make great presents as well, such as this Trout Lake and Beyond Coffee Table book. Click on this image to go to the Menu page for all books and calendars.
Front Cover of Trout Lake and Beyond. This and other books can be seen by clicking on this image
At the request of some of the Helitack crew at the airbase in Trout Lake (here for the Cascade Creek Fire on Mount Adams) I put together a calendar of Helicopters (and one plane used for Air Attack Platform coordination). These are custom design and I am only making a very limited quantity You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to order one. They are $25.00 each, plus $5 for shipping if you need it mailed, and tax if you are in Washington.
This album of photos represents the pages of this 2013 calendar