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  Mindspace of Jonketo: Off to the Gorge!
The walk into the gorge was by far the hardest part of the hike.
Also, the view of the opposite wall of the gorge got better and better because we were able to see more of it in either direction.
The opposite wall of the gorge is almost a sheer cliff in a lot of places, so the views of it are amazing and it seems a lot large and steeper than it actually is.
ketox.org /jon/blog/2004/12/off-to-gorge.php   (1546 words)

 Act with urgency on the gorge - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The closure of the Rio Cobre gorge over the past week because of the huge landslips caused by the rains associated with Hurricane Wilma appears, finally, to be concentrating official minds on an issue that has been a bugbear of this newspaper for years.
Third, if the government believes that it is politically difficult to close the gorge and have a tolled road as the primary route between the country's key economic centres, then it can undertake the development as part of the state's infrastructure works.
The gorge should be dammed, which would allow for the better management of the waters of the Rio Cobre and the feeding of an increasingly thirsty Greater Kingston.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /editorial/html/20051026T000000-0500_91128_OBS_ACT_WITH_URGENCY_ON_THE_GORGE.asp   (548 words)

 general information The Gorge : HOB.com
The Gorge Amphitheatre located in George Washington for the ninth time in the past ten years has been voted the best major outdoor concert venue in North America by the readers of Pollstar magazine.
The Gorge Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater near the Columbia River in Central Washington.
If customers purchase camping at The Gorge upon arrival there is no service charge, but tickets are $40 for a single day pass, $80 for a two day pass and $120 for a three day pass.
www.hob.com /venues/concerts/gorge/general_info.asp   (1021 words)

 The Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Winery is part of the Columbia Gorge Wine Country.
For example, at the Bonneville Dam, in the heart of the Gorge, the average rainfall is 130 inches per year.
Forty miles to the east, at the beginning of the Gorge at The Dalles, average annual rainfall is six inches.
klickitatcanyonwinery.com /the_gorge.htm   (239 words)

 Linville Gorge - The Grand Canyon of North Carolina
The gorge is formed by Jonas Ridge on the east, and Linville Mountain on the west and is bisected by the Linville River, which drops into the valleys below.
The wilderness of the Linville Gorge is rich in both plant and animal life.
The gorge is a rugged and wild place and visitors should treat the wilderness with respect.
www.ncnatural.com /Resources/Adventure/Gorge/Linville-Gorge.html   (756 words)

 The Gorge-1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cut through the Cascade Mountain Range and its underlying lava plateau, and is both geologically and scenically unique.
The Gorge area is accessible periodically from Interstate 84, the main highway east from Portland - a water-level route constructed in the early '50s, largely on fill material dredged from the Columbia.
The west end of the Gorge is very wet, with rainfall approaching 100 inches annually; this moisture supports a dense forest cover consisting of lichen- and moss-covered fir, maple, and alder, with a thick understory of ferns.
home.pacifier.com /~shm/Local3/gorge1.html   (625 words)

 The Gorge Amphitheatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gorge Amphitheatre is a 20,000 seat concert venue located above the Columbia River gorge in George, Washington.
The Gorge is known for its spectacular views, lawn-terrace seating, and nearly year-round clear weather.
The Gorge was recently voted by Pollstar (a top concert-industry trade magazine) as North America's best outdoor amphitheater for the third year in a row.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gorge_Amphitheatre   (447 words)

 Gorge Vacation Rental - Rowena Riviera - Oregon
Located on the "Rowena Riviera" right in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge on the border between Oregon and Washington in the NW United States, Rowena Shores is a 5 acre estate available for weekly vacation rentals.
Nowhere else in the Gorge but the private launches in Rowena, can families with young children feel comfortable leaving their small children outside to play all day while everyone enjoys sailing, picnicking and playing on the beach.
For the seasoned windsurfer the Gorge represents the ultimate goal for high winds, giant swells, incredible scenery and the highest concentration of "boardheads" per capita anywhere in the world!
www.rowenashores.com   (595 words)

 BUILDING BIG: Databank: New River Gorge Bridge
The New River Gorge was an ideal location for a steel arch bridge.
The solid rock on both sides of the gorge would resist the outward thrust of the arch, making tall towers and deep piers unnecessary.
In June 1974, cables were strung between temporary towers located on each side of the gorge.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/new_river_gorge.html   (300 words)

 Shipton Gorge Parish Council - Where is the Gorge?
So it was that some time before 1285 the manor of Shipton came into the possession of the Gorges family, who had originally come to England in 1066 with William the Conqueror, although at that time it continued to be known as Shipton Maureward after the previous owner.
In 1461 the Gorges family found themselves without a male heir and the estate went, with the marriage of an only daughter, to a Devon family, the Coplestones.
When a new sign was erected at the New Inn in the 1980s the owners, Palmers Brewery in Bridport, researched the coat of arms of the Gorges family and erected a new sign with the distinctive red and white swirl which gave a link back to the origin of the name of the village.
www.shiptongorge.org.uk /wheres_the_gorge.htm   (775 words)

 Linville Gorge Wilderness
The white rocks are the characteristic trademarks of this gorge.
The permit system insures that the gorge is not severely impacted by the hordes of hikers that descend into the gorge during these months.
The trail was overgrown, deep in the gorge, and I came un unnervingly close to a very steep drop off.
hikingthecarolinas.com /linnville_gorge.php   (836 words)

 Gorge Online - Recreation in the Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
The Columbia River Highway was built between 1913 and 1922, at the beginning of the automobile age.
The highest engineering standards were used to locate the road along the most beautiful parts of the gorge.
www.gorgeonline.com /rec.htm   (1367 words)

 Volunteers in the Gorge
We bear important responsibilities, driving, hiking and biking in the Gorge on a regular basis, in service of protecting one of the great natural wonders in the Pacific Northwest.
VIG members are aware of the unique cultural and economic heritage of the Gorge, starting with the native peoples who enjoyed its bounty and beauty for thousands of years.
It was recognized by the two agencies, that a vast multitude of other local, state and federal agencies maintain a vested interest and/or are charged with the overall protection and preservation of this unique natural and valued historic area.
www.volunteersinthegorge.org   (564 words)

 Tallulah Gorge State Park
The roar of the falls into this canyon could be heard for miles from the deep cut in the face of the earth.
Technically, the walls of the gorge were perfect for the project planned by the utility's engineers, affording a strong surface into which the walls of dam could be tied.
The 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is one of the best in the country featuring comprehensive displays on the history and wildlife of the gorge as well as local and regional information.
ngeorgia.com /parks/tallulah.html   (1330 words)

 Whitewater Gorge Park
In the course of many thousands of years, the Gorge was partially refilled with sand, gravel, and clay washed into it by the river.
White pioneers, impressed by the rugged beauty of the Gorge, its fertile soil, abundant timber, building stone, and flowing springs, began settling east of the River in 1806.
Because of the main stream of pioneers flowed from the east and the Gorge was a significant obstacle in their path, all of early Richmond lay east of the Gorge.
www.waynet.org /nonprofit/gorge.htm   (502 words)

 Columbia River Gorge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The western gorge is dominated by conifers, Bigleaf Maple, Cottonwood, Oregon Ash, and Vine Maple.
The wide range of elevation and precipitation in the gorge creates a diverse collection of ecosystems from the temperate rain forest at Oneonta Gorge (with an average annual precipitation of 75 inches [1900 mm]) to the Celilo grasslands (with average annual precipitation 12 inches [300 mm]).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Columbia_River_Gorge   (605 words)

 The Gorge Amphitheatre: Concerts, Tickets, Information and Directions, Lodging, Camping, and Reviews
• The Gorge's owners, House of Blues, doesn't announce its summer concert lineup until later in the spring and early summer.
Also new to The Gorge this year will be premiere camping for $60 per vehicle.
All questions regarding concerts at the Gorge should be directed to the House of Blues.
www.gorgeconcerts.com   (386 words)

 And Now, the Main Event: Measure 37 vs. the Gorge Commission | New West Network
The case on the docket of the Oregon Court of Appeals is titled the Columbia River Gorge Commission vs. Hood River County, and it’s scheduled for oral arguments on Dec. 7.
That’s a misreading of the Congressional Act, counters Gorge Commission attorney Jeffrey Litwak in his brief to the appeals court: The National Scenic Area includes instructions, he writes, for the Gorge Commission to create broader rules upholding the nine federally-mandated standards.
All relevant environmental groups including Friends of the Columbia Gorge (Friends) fought for the most protective Gorge Act that we could possibly get and it was truly a miracle that the Senate passed meaningful Gorge legislation.
www.newwest.net /index.php/main/article/and_now_the_main_event_measure_37_vs_the_gorge_commission   (1623 words)

 Friends of the Columbia Gorge - Creating Trails
The Columbia Gorge is a haven for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, bird watchers, kayakers, rafters, fishing enthusiasts, and more.
Mosier Waterfront Trail: Friends of the Columbia Gorge successfully lobbied for $500,000 federal funding for improvements to the downtown area of Mosier, including funds to create a lovely waterfront trail.
: This spectacular area in the eastern Oregon Gorge is noted for its oak-pine savanna landscape and glorious wildflower displays in spring.
www.gorgefriends.org /trails   (355 words)

 Gorge Waterway Action Society - Gorge.ca :: Charity dedicated to environmental enhancement of Victoria's Gorge Waterway ...
The Friends of the Gorge Waterway project promotes environmental land stewardship along the Gorge shoreline through public education and by providing conservation property prescriptions— site-specific advice from a professional biologist about what could be done with your Gorge waterfront property to enhance its environmental values.
The Gorge Waterway Action Society is very thankful to all the help our volunteers and financial partners provide, without which none of our environmental work would be possible.
The Gorge Waterway Action Society (GWAS) is a registered charity dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Gorge Waterway in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
gorge.ca   (482 words)

 gorge.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gorgenet's home is in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, an area rich in history, with a lively present and a bright future.
Lewis and Clark commented on this area's beauty and the people that live here today keep that adventurous spirit alive.
Our community is a global one and we'd like to call you our neighbor no matter where you live.
www.gorge.net   (102 words)

 The Gorge Amphitheater at George Concert Events Schedule
Located in the dry, arid climate of Eastern Washington, The Gorge Amphitheater boasts temperatures that reach into the mid-nineties during the day and cooling down to the mid-sixties during the nighttime, making the weather ideal for concerts.
Featuring sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge and arguably the most beautiful sunsets in Washington state, The Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash is one of the premier outdoor concert locations in the country, rivaled perhaps only by Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo. in pure, natural beauty.
Despite the Gorge's size, there are no bad seats in the house as the ground is sloped downwards everywhere at the arena.
www.barstop.com /gorge   (504 words)

 The Smoky Mountain News
Their usual sense of joy upon returning to the Gorge was supplanted with a mild panic attack.
The developer was invited to present his plans at a May meeting of the Nantahala Gorge Association, an affiliation of 14 rafting companies and other tourism operators in the Gorge who collaborate on issues affecting the river.
We have deep concerns about the negative effect of this development on the Gorge eco-system, public access to the river, and quality of the outdoor experience for the many thousands of annual visitors to this area,” according to the official statement.
smokymountainnews.com /issues/05_05/05_25_05/fr_development_gorge.html   (2768 words)

 Gorge Games 2004 Survey
The Gorge Games were created because (at the time -1995) downtown merchants were complaining that business was down and windsurfing visitors were declining.
We first researched bringing the Gorge Pro-Am back to life when we realized that windsurfing is such a small sport to get much outside sponsorship and the problems of the Gorge Pro-Am had a lot to do bad weather and a lack of wind.
Looking beyond the dollars that Gorge Games generates when people come to attend the event, work or volunteer at the event the overall marketing and branding done for the region is substantial.
community.gorge.net /ggsurvey   (1469 words)

 History of the Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge has existed as a sea-level passage through the Cascades for millions of years, and for untold thousands of years people have taken advantage of this natural highway.
Most archaeological evidence along the river dates no further than the end of the latest Ice Age, but "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." The ice age concluded with dramatic floods that would have swept away any earlier traces.
Two key events came for the Columbia Gorge came in the latter half of the 20th century: development of Interstate 84 (originally known as Interstate 80-N), replacing Highway 30 in the late 1950s and allowing the large-scale movement of truck traffic, and the 1986 passage by Congress of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
www.volunteersinthegorge.org /thegorgehistory.htm   (1834 words)

 If you like incredible vistas or wildflowers galore, the gorge is for you   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
You also may be intrigued by peeks into the past, since this river, one of the mightiest on the continent, has provided for people for millennia, including those of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which passed through in 1805 and 1806.
Because of its renowned wildflower displays and the perspective it provides over the western gorge, Dog Mountain is a genuine classic Northwest hike and the most popular trail on the Washington side of the gorge, despite its elevation gain of 2,900 feet.
The non-profit group Friends of Columbia Gorge conducts dozens of spring hikes, most of them open to the public and led by experts on the gorge's botany, geology and history.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /getaways/269545_gorgehikes11.html   (1758 words)

 WebAperture - Ronda - A town and a big gorge - (Page 1 of 2)
The cliff is called "El Tajo" and the magnificent bridge that spans the gorge is called the "Puente Nuevo".
The bridge was build in the 18th century and I think it is one impressive feat of engineering at that time to span such a gorge.
Of course this outcrop of rock is split by it's famous gorge which also divides Modern Ronda also called El Mercadillo and the Old part of Ronda.
www.webaperture.com /articles/lib/tra/rd0104   (744 words)

 Columbia River Gorge Photo & Picture Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Layers of basalt thousands of feet thick are exposed in the Gorge, evidence of volcanic eruptions that flowed all the way from Idaho to the Pacific.
The first attempt to build a road through the Gorge came in 1872, an effort that failed within sight of its destination.
The cliffs on the Oregon side of the Gorge are majestic.
www.ashcreekimages.com /GorgeThumbs.html   (771 words)

 interkriti: the Samarian Gorge
Samaria Gorge is one of the National Parks of Greece and the only one in Crete.
Walking through the gorge is an experience that a visitor should enjoy.
The footpath down the gorge is maintained by the park authority.
www.interkriti.org /visits/samaria/samaria.htm   (441 words)

 Owens River Gorge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Owens River Gorge is a steep 10 mi (16 km) canyon on the upper Owens River in eastern California in the United States.
The canyon is located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Mono County, along the stretch of the river where it exits the Long Valley near its source and enters the north end of Owens Valley.
The Owens River Gorge was formed when the Owens River cut through the Bishop Tuff: a layer of welded ash formed from the eruption of the Long Valley Caldera.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Owens_River_Gorge   (239 words)

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