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‘Travel through time’ tour of eastern Columbia Gorge set for May 24

Oregon State University Extension Service is sponsoring a spring tour, “Travel Through Time and Territory,” Friday, May 24.

The public is invited to this annual event, which is hosted by the Wasco and Hood River County Home Extension Council.

Highlights of the trip will be exploring the eastern Columbia River Gorge, including Horsethief Butte and the petroglyph “She Who Watches,” Maryhill Museum, Stonehenge, St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Abbey, Goldendale Observatory and Schreiner Farm. A Greek lunch will be served at the Abbey.

There is about a quarter-mile guided tour to see “She Who Watches.” Those who prefer, can stay at the park and hear a park ranger presentation.

The abbey has a specific dress code for entry, including long skirt or pants, long sleeves and a head covering or scarf. Half of the tour group will go on a tour of the Abbey while the other half eats lunch, then the groups will switch.

The cost of $50 includes transportation, entry fees, lunch and gratuity.

There are three pick-up locations at Hood River Best Western Inn, at 8 a.m., Mosier (at the former gas station) at 8:30 a.m. and K Mart parking lot in The Dalles at 9 a.m. Return trip drop-off times are 4 p.m. in The Dalles, 4:50 p.m. in Mosier and 5 p.m. in Hood River.

Prepaid registration is required and must be received by May 17. Make checks to County Council and mail to FCE, 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River, OR 97031

For more information and to register, contact the Hood River County Extension Office at 541-386-3343.

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