Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

Wildflowers

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Bald Butte Via the Oak Ridge Trail A hike to the top of Bald Butte is a great choice for an early season hike in the Upper Hood River Valley!  A vibrant show of Mt Hood National Forest wildflowers, Lupine, Balsam Root, Indian Paintbrush will cover the hillside from mid-April through June. …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Bald Eagle populations were on the brink of extinction due partly to pesticide use. In 1963 there were 487 breeding pairs in the entire lower 48 states. Today there are over 1300 in Washington and Oregon. Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River provides an …

Geocaching Wonders

By Mary Pellegrini

Get out and explore all of the Wonders of the World, in and out of this world! From Victoria Falls in Zambia to the Jezero Crater on Mars where the Perseverance Rover landed, your next geocaching adventure awaits. Two new levels have been added to Wonders of the World Geocaching Challenge: Natural and Solar System …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini A search for caches within a 10 mile radius of the Old Parkdale Inn, zip 97041,will show over 500 hides! Did you know that Geocaching started right here in Oregon? On May 1 this game, once known as the “Great American GPS Stash Hunt’, will celebrate it’s 14th birthday with over 2 million …

By Mary Pellegrini

Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas will manage slope capacity two different ways, supporting a thoughtful return to outdoor winter recreation. An advisory group of ski industry leaders developed the Ski Well, Be Well operational best practices. These practices will be adapted to each ski area’s unique operation, and can be scaled according to the appropriate local COVID-19 …