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July 12th 2010
Published: July 13th 2010
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Monday July12th
Daily Information

High temp: 75 degrees
Low temp: 46degrees

WIND 40mph all day gusting to 60


Campground Elevation: 65 above sea level
Highest Elevation: 4640 above sea level
Lowest Elevation: 164 above sea level

Traveled 380 miles

Departed 8:45PDT Weather cool, foggy, chilly, sunny with dust storm later


Mt. Adams to the North

Mt. Jefferson to the South

Mt. Hood now behind us

Wine and Lavender Country

Back running along the Gorge for 120 miles

Kite and Wind surfing on the extremely windy, gnarly, Columbia River - Crazy!

Major dust storms and range fires closing interstate for a time

Entered Washington at 12:10PDT, the Evergreen State

Saw my first Tumbling Tumbleweed Tumble

We blew into Idaho at 4:10PDT

Arrived at campground 4:25PDT

We will be here on the lake for two nights


14th July 2010

Hi Justin, Tumbleweeds are great to watch if you see them tumling, and usually preceed dust storms. Now let me know when you see a Jack Rabbit, for it is a sight to see. Weather is 90 here again, with little rain, not much, but a little. Travel safely we are praying for all of you.

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