That is interesting. I live in Portland for years. I could have take you in. I could even take you to Smith Rock.
I used to be car less, I remember in Dec. 1998 I took Greyhound bus to Yosemite. It took me two days and changed number of buses. I slept in dangerouse San Francisco downtown Greyhound station one night with a huge haul bag. There was a black psycho keep harass every one around. I was ready to fight him if he come up to me. He looked at me few times but did not come for challenge.
Just email me next time when you stop-by Portland again.
That was a story about three years ago i went to climbing travel at US.All memory is so special for me.i write it to all just want to tell my partaner that i wash they can come with me at next trip.because some feeling can`t show with words. [img]images/forum/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]images/forum/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/img]
Take Greyhound is a good way to travel when just youself.I take two days from danver to portland and see manything on road. [img]images/forum/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]images/forum/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/img]
Portland is a friend city.I like the weather and people.i think the guy didn`t take me within must have some reason.i forgive him,and I meet other good guys by the chance.So lucky.If i plan back to US again.I will visit the city again.I hope you will still in there and have car .thanks your invite [img]images/forum/smilies/[/img] [img]images/forum/smilies/[/img]
chinese has a word\"we will meet when wehe the chance is comeing........\" [img]images/forum/smilies/[/img] [img]images/forum/smilies/[/img]
Another memorable trip I had was..... my parentin Vancouver and I were planning to climb Mt. Slesse NE Buttress in 2000. Both of us were car less. But I do have a motorcycle. I rode from Portland with all gears to meet my friend in Vancouver, British Columbia. Riding motorcycle in cold autumn at the high latitude northern hemisphere for 7 hours had already drain my body heat out ( I was riding at night). After meeting him, we headed for the mountain with two of us on my motorcycle. There was no room for all of our gears. We even have to wear harness with rock shoes clip on harness on motorcycle. We take very little fuel, food and water. We brought no sleeping bag or sleeping pad so we can fit rope and climbing hardware to motorcycle. The route is above glacier and it needs two days of climb. Of course, it did not work out, I got so hypothermic on the first night and had to retrieve. Last year, I finally bought a car. It is so great to have a car.
To travel in all directions, I learn whatever skill necessary.