Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic                     
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie  of Klickitat County. 
Note.....Mt. Adams  is NOT in Klickitat County.

PHOTO BY DARLISA [email protected] Starlisa.net


OPB''s Oregon Field Guide has an episode on the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly, Lilly Bogs in Southern Oregon, Hosmer Lake and The Lloyd Brothers and their life with Mt Adams.  The entire episode is interesting, but if you want to watch just the Lloyd Brothers, it starts at about 11:00 minutes.


Gorge Wind
For Saturday, a front moves in during the day and an upper level low moves into central Washington. Combine that will offshore high pressure for a nuking day. Westerlies at 10-13 this morning pick up to 30+ pretty much everywhere this afternoon. River temp is 38 degrees. Sunday starts off with W 10-13. In the afternoon, after 4pm or so, the wind switches to E 10-15. Monday looks like E 10-15 as well.

Gorge Weather
It seems to be raining out there, and will continue to rain on and off all day. Temps will be in the upper 40's early and near 50 in the afternoon. Very strong west wind this afternoon. 99% chance of rainbows. Sunday starts off with rain and sees snow late in the day. Temps will be in the mid 30's early, near 40 midday (maybe), and below freezing in the afternoon and evening. 1-3” snow. Very icy roads overnight. Light west wind in the morning switches to light east in the afternoon. Monday looks very cold and partly cloudy or clear. Temps will be near 20 early (fur coat time!!!) and near 30 in the afternoon. East wind. It looks so cold on Tuesday and Wednesday morning – in the teens, single digits, or less - that we may end up with freezing Nothing.

Temira's Awesome Travel Advisory Service
Good morning, neighbors! We're still on track for the coldest temperatures of this winter. As a matter of fact, it's likely to be colder on Tuesday and Wednesday morning that it was at any time during The Worst Winter in Fifty Years last year. This does not bode well for our orchardist friends, I am sorry to say. It also does not bode well for my baby fig trees, which I will be securely wrapping in blankies in hopes of saving them.

For Saturday, your IKEA run is best put off until another day: very heavy rain will fall on the 84/14 corridor through 4pm, followed by moderate rain all night. Really, those Swedish meatballs and sheepskin rugs can wait until another day. Snow level 6000' this morning and 500' after midnight.

Sunday looks complex. A broad area of low pressure drops down from the north. Cold air follows it in, sneaking around the west and east sides of the low for an earlier Gorge arrival than previously forecast. Moderate rain falls on the commute corridor until mid-afternoon. Snow level 500' early and 0' later. My best guess is that we'll see a switch to snow in the Gorge late afternoon after the bulk of the mositure has passed. The GFS brings in a backside band of moisture in the evening, which will clip east Portland and the Gorge with snow. Areas not impacted by snow are likely to see horrific black ice late Sunday into Monday.

Here's my best guess: 1/2-1” snow late Sunday for East Portland to Troutdale. 1-3” for Goldendale, Dufur, The Dalles, Trout Lake, Parkdale. 1” for Hood River, White Salmon, Carson, Cascade Locks. Temps will fall near 20 degrees on Sunday night.

If we do end up with snow on the ground (and it's still questionable), temps are likely to drop into the single digits on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Despite super-dry air, this may be cold enough to bring back the Nothing cloud. Boo-hiss. The next chance of precipitation is Wednesday night into Thursday. As of right now, that looks borderline for snow at river level, but with very cold air in place, we might need to reevaluate that. In an interesting twist, the Euro brings in several inches of snow, even in the Metro area, next Sunday. Safe travels. -TATAS




Southwest WA Roads

NWS Pendleton



Click on the link at the bottom of the map and this map will open up on its own page.  Lots of fun to play around with.

If the world sometimes seems ugly, sit back and watch and listen.
The Best of Jean Michel Jarre


This is the little old station next to the Glenwood General Store.
I think Oscar Bleiler's Pool Hall and Garage burned in the town fire.  When he rebuilt he must have built this small gas station and forgot about the pool hall.


Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

The 1917 Washington Historical Quarterly of place names says:
   CAMAS PRAIRIE,  in Klickitat County north of Fulda and west of Conboy Lake.  On August 12, 1853, the railroad surveyors in command of Captain (later General)  George B. McClellan camped on the prairie and called it Tahk Prairie.  The United States land office map of 1897 shows the name Camas Prairie. 
 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Klickitat County Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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