WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON WEATHER
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

 

MORNING TIDES!!

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and morning low tides:


  • April 20, Friday, 10:37 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 21, Saturday, 11:34 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis (digging hours will be extended to 1 p.m.)
  • April 22, Sunday, 12:38 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 2 p.m.)

Charlie Philips Weather says:
"Within a few weeks, La “Nina” will be replaced by her cousin, La “Nada,” which is the moniker we’ve lovingly given to ENSO-Neutral Conditions in the Tropical Pacific, where we are neither in a La Nina or an El Nino state. “ENSO” simply refers to “El Nino Southern Oscillation” and is the broad term that describes the oscillation between El Nino, Neutral, and La Nina conditions in the Tropical Pacific......."
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THIS EYE CATCHING DUCK IS FOUND HERE IN THE VALLEY.  CHECK THE MILL POND, BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD AND KREPS LANE.

In the 1800s, Wood Ducks were possibly the most abundant ducks east of the Mississippi. But the draining of wetlands, the cutting of forests, and market hunting caused precipitous declines. In 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act completely banned the hunting of Wood Ducks for 23 years. This protection - and the concern of dedicated individuals like Frank Bellrose - helped bring the Wood Duck back. Learn how to build the predator-proof nesting box that Bellrose designed, at Ducks.Org.

One of my distant Volga German Relatives  from the Palouse wheat country.

ENDICOTT, Wash. — Don Scheuerman believes the future of farming lies in the plants that were grown in the past.

Scheuerman co-founded Palouse Heritage with his brother, Richard, seven years ago, and incorporated in 2014. The company sells ancient landrace grains.

Ancient grains technically are early grasses such as emmer, spelt and einkorn. Landraces are the strain of grains that developed in specific locations, Scheuerman said........click photo to read more.


FRIDAY

Today's going to be a sunny one with high clouds likely in the afternoon. Temps will be near 40 early and in the upper 60's this afternoon. Light west wind. No rainbows. Saturday looks lightly rainy early and partly to mostly clear in the aftenroon.Temps will be in the mid 40's early and upper 50's in the afternoon. Moderate west wind. 99% chance of rainbows. Sunday looks chilly and clear early and sunny later. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and the mid 60's later. Light east wind. No rainbows. Next week will be in the mid 70's.

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A LOOK INTO THE PAST

GLENWOOD--CAMAS PRAIRIE

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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