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Oregon Gold Wing Adventure Photo Gallery

Exploring the Columbia Gorge Loop

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Multi-colored sails of a dozen windsurfers dot the Columbia River close to shore at the popular windsurfing spot called The Hatchery.
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The combination of cool Pacific winds to the west and warm desert air to the east team with the high walls of the Gorge to create world-class windboarding conditions.
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The Columbia River Gorge is full of majestic waterfalls. The day was hot and the mist coming off the falls was refreshing.
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Oregon is full of wonderful remote mountain roads ready to explore.
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Our destination for the day, Oregon's highest peak, Mt. Hood.
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Timberline is a grand Northwest lodge built in the Alpine tradition.
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There's 77 waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side alone.
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Multnomah Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Gorge.
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Riding on the Mount Hood Railroad is like taking a trip back in time.
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The Alpine Slide is the closest you can come to experiencing the rush of an Olympic bobsledder.
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Rasmussen's Fruit and Flower Farm, one of 36 fruit stands along the Fruit Loop in Oregon's Hood Valley, lets you pick 'em right off the vine.
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The beginning of the 22-mile long Columbia Gorge Highway.
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The Willamette River plunges over a fall with Mt. Hood looming in the background.
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It's easy to find Timberline Lodge - just follow the signs.
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Timberline Lodge is a romantic getaway destination.
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A turbulent wall of whitewater rushes under the tremendous gates of Bonneville Dam.
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The view of the Columbia River Gorge from the Vista House is breathtaking.
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The 2008 Honda Gold Wing is loaded with techno-goodies like ABS, GPS, an airbag and more.
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The Vista House is a must-see stopping point, with an interpretive center and educational exhibits inside the octagon-shaped building.
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Chanticleer Point offers up the first glimpes of the Gorge.
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The 2008 Honda Gold Wing easily transported my wife and I as we made the 6000-foot climb up the back of Mt. Hood.
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Mt. Hood was constantly on the horizon and grew bigger with every turn.