2016 RV Trip travel blog

Crooked River Gorge

picnic lunch while watching the geese


Today we drove a few miles down the road to Redmond,OR. Redmond was found in 1910. We walked to the Crooked River Canyon. The Crooked River High Bridge was constructed in 1926; is 464' long and 295' above the water. It was the nation's highest single arch span when constructed. The Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge -1911- was the first structure to cross this gorge. We could see lots of turkey vultures circling around in the gorge. It was very unusual to be able to look down and see the tops of the wings of the vultures as they drifted on the air currents.

We drive to Cline Falls State Park and had a picnic lunch watch the geese and their goslings play in the water and rest in the grass beside the river. We saw a few ducks, but never saw any ducklings. The access to the water falls was closed, so we just enjoyed the quiet and calm beside the water.

We stopped by a small RV expo at the Redmond Fairgrounds, but did not stay long. They were mainly showing pull behind campers and a few used class A's. We came back to the coach as a storm was approaching and Lynd wanted to get the car loaded onto the trailer before the storm hit. So, we had a quiet afternoon with rain, catching up on paper work and a nice afternoon nap. This evening the temperature is in the low 50s with the possibility of storms again this evening. Tomorrow we will be crossing the Cascades in the RV with inclement weather pending once again. We will be driving through Southern Oregon to Grant's Pass, near the California border. Hope we don't find snow while going through the Cascades.

Take care and have a great Sunday.



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