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A Twisty Road to Nowhere

20 October 2019 | Portland, Oregon
Brian Stipak
This photo shows a twisty road with hairpin turns, a road to nowhere. The road ascends from the Columbia River about 1000 feet in about 4 miles, and is open to motor vehicle traffic only two days each year. Although now a dead-end road, it once was a functioning highway connecting the north side of the Columbia River to Goldendale, Washington.

Why is that road there? Sam Hill built that road over 100 years ago. Maryhill Museum of Art founder Sam Hill was a vocal advocate for modern roads in the Pacific Northwest. In 1913 he convinced the Oregon governor and legislature to visit Maryhill and see the 10 miles of demonstration roads he had constructed using new construction and paving methods. This led to funding and building the historic Columbia River Highway.

I took this photo after driving my Miata to the top of the road on one of the two days each year that the road is open.

More information about this road and about the legacy of Sam Hill is available on-line.
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Vessel Name: Ubiquity
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 34 sailboat, 1987, hull #67
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon
Crew: Brian Stipak, Leslie Sawyer, sometimes others
About:
Captain Brian Stipak typically sails with one additional crew member aboard, most commonly Leslie Sawyer. Leslie is an experienced sailor, and she sailed on most of S/V Ubiquity's 2013 Vancouver Island circumnavigation and the 2015 Haida Gwaii cruise. [...]
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