Wednesday, August 01, 2007

From the Chamberlain Lake viewpoint

Chamberlain Lake Viewpoint


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A few mini-roadtrip photos of the eastern Columbia Gorge, taken at the "Chamberlain Lake Safety Rest Area" [unhelpful map here], on the Washington side of the river just off Highway 14.

Updated 7/31/2010: Added a marginally more helpful embedded map. The location of the lake is pretty obvious, but it's still hard to see where the viewpoint is. It's the westernmost promontory bit on the north shore of the river, on the left edge of the map. You'll probably need to zoom in a lot and switch over to satellite view to see it clearly.

Chamberlain Lake Viewpoint

I gather there really is a lake in the area somewhere, although I didn't see it while I was at the viewpoint. There are photos of the lake, and more of the viewpoint, here.

Chamberlain Lake Viewpoint

Look at the pics of the river for a moment. See all those whitecaps? The Chamberlain Lake viewpoint is extremely windy. It would be a very bad place to wear that old pair of parachute pants you've had in your closet since the M.C. Hammer days. Well, everywhere would be a very bad place for that, but here would be more dangerous than most. So you can't say you weren't warned.

Chamberlain Lake Viewpoint

Chamberlain Lake Viewpoint

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