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Sept 3, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Day 4,
Karen Whitworth, Talya Johnson and I are headed east in search of dry hills and cliffs. It is late morning, and the shadow patterns in the gorge keep calling us to stop. But we have already committed to going as far as The Dalles this morning, so we pass up many promising panting spots. We stop at The Dalles, where we stumble upon a group of dipnet platforms, hanging out over the river. I imagine standing on one. I'd definitely want a belay line.