Hood River, Oregon

Oct 12, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We started our journey at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, and today we awoke at the confluence of the Columbia and Hood Rivers. The Hood River valley is an area of fantastic fertility, and we tasted the fruits of the fall harvest. Pears, apples, plums, and decorative squashes and pumpkins were highlights of our visit to the Draper Girls Farm. Under the misty threat of rain, we hiked along the Mosier Tunnel trail perched on the basaltic ledges of the Oregon riverside.  It was a beautiful and delicious fall day on the river.  

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Linda Burback

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Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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Dexter Sear

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Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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