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

 

".....The slowest sunsets happen around now

Here’s a natural phenomenon you might never have imagined. That is, the sun actually sets more slowly around the time of a solstice.

It’s true. The slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes....."

The above photo was taken by photographer Sarith Chim.


EVENING OF JUNE 18th
THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
By 9:15 THE COLOR HAS STARTED TO FADE:  FROGS ARE CROAKING:  BIRDS ARE STILL SINGING.  A BLUEBIRD AND ROBIN ARE  CHIRPING:  HUMMINGBIRDS ARE FRANTICALLY  TAKING THEIR LAST SIPS AT THE FEEDER: THE NEIGHBOR'S BULL IS RUMBLING WITH A LOW VOICE AND TOSSING DUSTY DIRTY UP ON HIS BACK.  

DR. OGDEN AND HIS FRIEND JIMMY ON THE BASS,  WILL BE  IN HOODENPYL PARK, THURSDAY EVENING AT 7:00 PROVIDING US WITH SOME GREAT MUSIC.  BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND FIND A SHADY SPOT.
NO ADMISSION AND NO ASKING FOR DONATIONS
JUST GOOD MUSIC

MONDAY

It's cloudy out there this morning from continued atmospheric instability. This will stay the same all day with thunderstorms possible. Temps will be in the mid 60's early and mid 80's later. Muggy. Moderate and gusty westerlies. 3% chance of rainbows. Tuesday will still have some high clouds, most likely, with a slight chance of thunder. Clearing late. Temps: 60 early and almost 90 later. Light westerlies. Wednesday looks sunny with high clouds in the afternoon and thunder and rain in the evening and overnight. Temps will be in the low 60's early and low 90's later. Light east wind. 6% chance of rainbows.

HER TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY SAYS:
"....A low moves in from the southwest in the evening and destabilizes the crap out of the atmosphere. The GFS brings in some additional OOMPH over the Euro's forecast. That super-amps the rainfall potential between Cascade Locks and Maryhill. Rain of some sort is likely, but the Euro has less than 1/10” while the GFS goes batshit with up to 1”. That's bad for cherries and annoying for commuters tackling the 84/14 commute Wednesday evening...."

THAT IS QUITE THE VIEW FROM THE BACK OF A HORSE!!

Underwood Conservation District's  mobile chipper program is currently available to rural residents of eastern Skamania and western Klickitat Counties to help reduce wildfire hazards around the home by responsibly disposing of piles of limbs, brush and small trees (less than 5” in diameter). This program is available while funding lasts and as weather allows. 
Click the photo to sign up.

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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.

A LOOK INTO THE PAST

JUNE 1930
THE ANNUAL MT ADAMS HIGHWAY TOUR TRAVELS THROUGH GLENWOOD TO SIGNAL PEAK AND ON TO WHITE SWAN.  
WAS THE ROSE FESTIVAL QUEEN IN THE TOUR GROUP?

FROM THE JUNE 18, 1937 MT ADAMS SUN

Wanda Lue, must be Juanita Rolph? Related to the Bertschi, Leaton, Kuhnhausen, and Tim Ward families. Mrs. Albert Wilhobber is Kay Hoodenpyl's aunt Norma Berglund Wildhaber.   She and her husband Albert, left a fund which provides a scholarship every year to a graduating senior from Glenwood High School.  Mrs. Opal Schnydler is Jacee Hoctor's great grandmother Opal Schneidler Huffsmith.  

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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