Socket a driving to watch the fall colors is well worth the time. We took one recently, taking two lane roads that wind around Mount Hood, and the viewing pleasure was spectacular. Splashes of red, orange and yellow deciduous leaves interspersed with evergreen groves prove, in my opinion, that Mother Nature knows a thing or two about accessorizing.
I have lived in Clark County for almost 30 years and still find new roads to try. In fact, my husband finds them and I accompany them. The point is, there is so much more to our region than the highways, and if you have any interest in seeing autumn at its peak, get off the main roads and explore. These gorgeous colors won’t last long, so hurry up, fall is falling.
Whether it’s a day trip or a week-long trip you are considering, the guides can advise and enlighten you. The library offers many types of travel guides, including several titles on Washington and Oregon. To get you started, here is a small sample of titles.
On the way to fall travel!
- “Exploring Washington’s Past: A Roadside Guide to History” by Ruth Kirk.
- “Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip” by Allison Williams (also available as an eBook).
- “Oregon Day Trips by Theme” by Stacy McCullough.
- “Washington Road Geology” by Marli Bryant Miller and Darrel S. Cowan.
- “Scenic Driving Oregon: Exploring the State’s Most Spectacular Back Roads” by Tom Barr (also available as an eBook).
- “Urban Hikes Washington: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Urban Hiking Adventures” by Brandon Fralic (also available as an eBook).
- “Washington Day Trips by Theme” by Ellie Kozlowski.