The rugged high desert country to the SE of Hood River must have been a sharp contrast to the everyday experience of our road trippers. I suspect this scenery was greeted with a mixture of excitement and tension, as this was no place to get stuck with a finicky automobile.
Anyone recognize this spot?
smith rocks, crooked river canyon comes to mind.
spinsur on 2nd August 2011 @ 7:23am
I agree...can you imagine how hot that would have been to be going down that little dirt road on an August summer day! Make me hot just thinking about it:)
Connie on 2nd August 2011 @ 8:18am
I imagine some of these people taking road trips in the 1920's were traveling over the same route their parents or grandparents had traveled with a covered wagon.
l.e. on 2nd August 2011 @ 10:52am
While I can see and appreciate the beauty of the high desert - with images like these, it's a wonder that anyone wanted to come west. It looks very uninviting.
Connie on 2nd August 2011 @ 12:00pm
Definitely over in eastern Oregon, as no landscape any where near Hood River or the Gorge area like this.
Charlott on 3rd August 2011 @ 6:53am
That is Smith rock State Park in the background , the middle and the right side.
Grays Butte to the Left.
Ellen Dittebrandt on 3rd August 2011 @ 4:02pm
Infant Hwy 97?
Libby Bickford on 7th January 2017 @ 8:36pm