I am guessing this is on the west side of the valley, since it is PPand L. I think the east side would have had Hood River Electric Co-op by then. Not certain though.........
charlott on 13th May 2013 @ 7:13am
Not only grey....looks downright cold.
l.e. on 13th May 2013 @ 8:06am
Ehrck Hill Dr. comes to mind, heading east out of Odell. Just a guess!!
James on 13th May 2013 @ 8:27am
I'm going with Frankton Rd.
Dan on 13th May 2013 @ 8:42am
No curve at the bottom of Ehrck Hill. I am inclined to believe it looks more like Frankton Hill, curve at bottom is correct.
charlott on 13th May 2013 @ 8:56am
First thing that comes to mind is Ehrck Hill but doesn't quite look steep enough. Is that small barn in the foreground still there?
nels on 13th May 2013 @ 9:11am
I think that house on the right is actually still there.
Dan on 13th May 2013 @ 10:21am
This is Dethman Ridge Road coming up the hill from the West side. Travelled it way too many times to not know!! The barn at the very top right is still there.
Micki on 13th May 2013 @ 12:25pm
The more I look at the picture, it could be Ehrck Hill coming from the West. And it quite possibly could be Frankton, only Frankton is steeper than that.
Micki on 13th May 2013 @ 12:32pm
all along it said Dethman Ridge to me...
spinsur on 13th May 2013 @ 1:34pm
Winter sun location doesn't seem correct for Dethman Ridge.
Dan on 13th May 2013 @ 1:43pm
This photo was taken at 10:30 AM, if that helps. Google street views doesn't cover Dethman Ridge Road or Ehrck Hill Road, so we might have to actually visit the spot to see.
Arthur on 13th May 2013 @ 3:02pm
Poles on both sides of the road - does not that seem odd... ?
steve on 13th May 2013 @ 8:48pm
I'm finding it difficult to picture where the sun is, but from what looks like shadows of the trucks up the road, the sun is to the left. At 10:30 am, that would imply that we are looking west. I'm thinking it might be Binns Hill.
Brian on 13th May 2013 @ 9:21pm
The view from Frankton School is still a good possibility.
Brian on 13th May 2013 @ 9:41pm
But from Frankton School you would see May St. coming in on the left side. And it is not there, so not Frankton Rd.
James on 14th May 2013 @ 8:24am
are we sure there was a May St. intersection back then? I sure wish someone would figure this one out. It's starting to drive me nuts.
Dan on 14th May 2013 @ 1:07pm
I don't know HR very well, but my first thought when I opened this photo up, was Frankton Rd.
Not sure why.
l.e. on 14th May 2013 @ 11:11pm
I took a drive up Frankton and the curve there is not as sharp as the one pictured. It could have been smoothed out at a later date.
Another option is Dethman Ridge, coming west from 35.
Brian on 15th May 2013 @ 9:35am
This is driving me crazy also. That house up there on the left makes me somewhat remember a house like that on the west side of Dethman Ridge. Now I think it is Dethman on the Odell side of the hill..............
charlott on 15th May 2013 @ 10:21am
I think it is Belmont st headed west from about the area of Westside school
Steve on 15th May 2013 @ 12:46pm
Could it be above Tucker Bridge on the way to Odell?
It looks like there is the beginning of a gully to the left of the barn. That might offer a clue.
I'm not so sure but what there isn't a road entering at the top of the hill. That might be what the front porch of the house is facing onto.
Also there seems to be a building off to the left, before entering the trees which would be along that road.
Are those pine or fir trees? Could that offer a clue as to what side of the valley?
l.e. on 15th May 2013 @ 2:51pm
Drove up Frankton on the way home this afternoon. The house on the right which I thought was still there is gone and a new home sits in it's place. So no help at all. I still like Frankton though.
Dan on 15th May 2013 @ 4:58pm
Willow Flat Rd. but that would be a lot of power poles for that location at that time.
Craig McCurdy on 16th May 2013 @ 8:19am
I drove Dethman Ridge (both directions) and Binns Hill today and am fairly certain that neither of them are it. I took some photos of Dethman Ridge and the two houses if anyone wants to compare.
Any thoughts about where the sun is positioned? That would give some clues. It looks to me that there are shadows from the trucks on the road, which would mean the road is looking west, or possibly south at 10:30 am in January.
Brian on 16th May 2013 @ 5:22pm
It is ehrck hill, grandes has the Same location photo.
Mauro on 17th February 2016 @ 5:48pm
An answer to a long time mystery????
It seems like over time, the mysteries here get solved.
L.E. on 18th February 2016 @ 7:12am