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Hobbit Inn ~ Vantage Point Up The Hill

The first of three planned Hobbit Houses is built into this hill.  The camera tripod was above the earth-home roof and south a few yards, whereas the hobbit hole's fireplace chimney down the hill a few yards, and being somewhat camoflauged, is barely visable even to someone having been here before.

From up here, there is a similar vantage point as from the small front yard, but you can see the ridge up the hill, behind the tiny wood-carver-style dwelling.

Down the hill in the bottom of the valley, you can see a bit of the Columbia River, and beyond that, up to the Cascade Mountains.

This was taken in the autumn, and nd my next visit up here will be for a winter perspective.  I plan to snowshoe up a little further to the top of the ridge behind the ponderosa pines and rocks.  So I will likely need to take a 4-wheel-drive up the road to the solar panel after revarnishing my old rawhide-and-wood, bear-claw snowshoes (or maybe the 60" cross-country style snowshoes).  Then I plan to hike up the rest of the way to the highest point of the little ridge (not much further)to capture a 360-degree perspective from there on a clear day after a fresh coat of snow.

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Copyright: Timothy Oldfield ~ Washington State 360
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 19/10/2016
Uploaded: 28/10/2016
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: pine; autumn; fall; hill; view; river; trees
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