A log on rivers and lakes

Following scenic byways and highways across the country from Oregon to Ohio and back, I drove along and across more than two dozen rivers and lakes – from the Columbia River where I live now, to the Auglaize River where I grew up. The following is a log of the rivers and lakes I visited on my road trip. I interacted with each of them except the Mississippi River, which I crossed over but did not stop to visit.

 


May 17, Oregon

 

Columbia River

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Minam River

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May 18, Oregon

 

Wallowa Lake

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Little Sheep Creek

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Imnaha River

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Lower Imnaha River

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Eagle Creek

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Snake River

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May 19, Idaho

 

Snake River

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Boise River

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May 19, Utah

 

Weber River

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May 21, Nebraska

 

Missouri River

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May 22, Illinois

 

Mississippi River

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May 24, Ohio

 

Auglaize River

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May 26, Ohio

 

Auglaize River

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May 27, Michigan

 

North Chain of Lakes (Craig, Morrison, Randall, North, Cemetery, South, and Messenger lakes)

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Randall Lake

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North Lake

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May 28, Michigan

 

Lake Michigan

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May 28, Wisconsin

 

Lake Michigan

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May 29, North Dakota

 

Sweetbriar Lake

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May 30, North Dakota

 

Little Missouri River

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May 30, Montana

 

Yellowstone River

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May 31, Montana

 

Clark Fork River

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May 31, Idaho

 

Lake Coeur d’Alene

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June 1, Washington and Oregon

 

Columbia River

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This road trip reflection includes and continues with the following:

  • Road Trip 2019 Part I: Follow the rivers and red-rutted roads
  • Road Trip 2019 Part II: Ohio-bound weather and wayfinding
  • Road Trip 2019 Part III: Oregon-bound weather and wayfinding
  • Road Trip 2019 Part IV: Going home again
  • Road Trip 2019 Part V: Purpose and discovery
  • Road Trip 2019 Part VI: A log on rivers and lakes

 

Composed in December 2019 and early January 2020 – seven months after my dog Dixie and I took a road trip in mid-to-late-May across the United States from Oregon to Ohio and back. I visited the childhood home where I grew up and had not seen in 40 years. Photos by me, except where noted.