Apparently, Keeps Mill was a stop on an alternative route around Mt. Hood on the Oregon trail. If that’s true, how people got wagons here, I do not know. The hillsides rise quite quickly from both sides of the river. The White River flows from the White Glacier on Mt Hood. Keeps Mill is a primitive, secluded campground at the end of Forest Road 2120. The last mile is pretty narrow and down a steep, exposed hillside with a really tight switchback.
Scappoose Peace Candle
7in x 9in / Watercolor & Ink
Sat 3 February, 2018
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A drawing from my series on Oregon Endangered Species, This one is the Western Streaked Horned Lark. That’s a mouthful so I am renaming it the Shhhh-Lark.