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Cabbage Hill along Interstate 84



Interesting places in Cabbage Hill along Interstate 84:
I-84 Rest Area  


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20040626_8490...Why is this man happy?

20040626_8490...Why is this man happy?
Made by listorama
He is happy because he knows that in two or three days of road travel he will be in Utah, a state that calls to him. This was the first trip of mine with Utah as the destination. Two years earlier I passed through Utah in a big hurry and only managed to visit Dead Horse Point State Park (near Moab) and the Bonneville Salt Flats (near Wendover). That trip caused me to fall in love with the state's bizarre topography and I became a desert rat. I can't remember why it took me two years to return to the Beehive State. Photographed at the southbound (uphill traffic) Cabbage Hill viewpoint on Interstate 84 in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, south of Pendleton. The location was of no concern to my assistant---Joe Tripod---who performed in his usual manner for this photo.

At the top of Cabbage Pass

At the top of Cabbage Pass
Made by houston144
the first impact of cabbage patch pass, heading west, put your tray tables up and fasten you seat belts... Emigrant Hill - Emigrant Hill, commonly called “Cabbage Hill,” is a very hazardous part of Interstate 84, west of La Grande in Eastern Oregon. This hill experiences some of the most changeable and severe weather conditions in the Northwest. Visibility is often limited and road surfaces are often icy. To get down Cabbage Hill, truckers lose about 2,000 feet of elevation in six miles and twist through a double hair pin turn at a 6% downgrade. More than 90% of the Cabbage Hill crashes involve out-of-state motor carriers! I have done Cabbage more then a couple of time, a complete thrill

Runaway truck ramp on Cabbage Hill

Runaway truck ramp on Cabbage Hill
Made by listorama
Northbound Interstate 84 has a 6% descending grade on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton, Oregon. On this grade there are emergency runaway truck ramps to save trucks whose brakes fail on the descent. One of those ramps is visible here and appears at the center of this WikiMapia aerial view. Taken along the Old Emigrant Road on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton, Oregon. From higher up the road, .

The Mists of Oregon

The Mists of Oregon
Made by 2Day Designs
On the way to Washington, we hit Oregon just as the sun was going down. While driving up a mountain, we were enveloped by some of the thickest fog we had ever seen. However, once we broke through the fog layer, it was such a breathtaking view we had to stop and get some pictures.

Cabbage Hill, past halfway

Cabbage Hill, past halfway
Made by JohnCalnan
Lee got us to start this climb with the proviso that we could bail out if it got to be too much. Rod then provided the motivation to avoid doing a 180 before the top. My thanks to both for keeping me focused, and riding together to the top. The Legend of Cabbage Hill, indeed.

Foothills of the Blues

Foothills of the Blues
Made by Didn't Signal
I am really bad at landscape shots. I need a subject as an anchor and I have no idea how to compose landscapes. It doesn't stop me from taking landscape shots but I never like how they come out. I'm mostly putting this up to see if anyone can give me some feedback

Oregon Sunset

Oregon Sunset
Made by imjrt2002
Taken looking west from the beginning of the Blue Mountain pass in Oregon. This is I believe 5 photographs stitched together in Photoshop. Uploaded with the Flock Browser

IMG_6022

IMG_6022
Made by phydeaux45
The milky way from the top of Emigrant Pass. Long bulb exposure but I didn't know how to lock the mirror on the camera so a little blurry. Still you can see the amount of stars, something you never see in Seattle.

Looking Down

Looking Down
Made by Tolkien Guy
One of the most breathtaking views on the trip. You're probably seeing hundreds of miles here. The twisty mountain roads are fun when they're not wet, and there isn't a high percentage of truckers on the road.

20080504_5303 Memorial at Cabbage Hill, Oregon (overview)

20080504_5303 Memorial at Cabbage Hill, Oregon (overview)
Made by listorama
Memorial honoring Lynette R. Watchman. Location: a sharp curve on the Old Emigrant Road on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton, Oregon. Photographed in May 2008. In May 2009 there was no trace of it.

20040626_8486...Earth, yawning

20040626_8486...Earth, yawning
Made by listorama
The shadowy area is a highway cut containing the southbound lanes of Interstate 84 on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton, Oregon. Photographed from the southbound rest area on Cabbage Hill.

Cattle grate

Cattle grate
Made by JohnCalnan
There are two of these on the ride. If I was more capable ( and less fearful ) I would take them at speed and bunny hop. I'm way too in touch with my own mortality to do so, however.

At the top of the hill

At the top of the hill
Made by tld22341
Taken from the lookout just before dropping into Pendleton. You can see the ocean of clouds below on the horizon. From here, the trip was wet most of the time.

Cabbage Hill

Cabbage Hill
Made by Aubrey Collins
This was the view from Cabbage. We were just passing over the snow line and hoping we wouldn't have to throw chains. View it large for the best effect.

Starting back down

Starting back down
Made by JohnCalnan
From the turn-around point, you have a short climb, a few small rollers, then at this point the grade turns down for a full 8 mile descent. Way fun.

Biking Cross Country

Biking Cross Country
Made by brewbooks
Met these two nice people up at the Emigrant Pass Overlook in Eastern Oregon. They had been biking all around the US for the last 15 months. gc 004

Eastern Oregon Panorama

Eastern Oregon Panorama
Made by Shannon Lucas
View from a scenic outlook in eastern Oregon. Below this point, I-84 has a 6% down grade for 6 miles as it snakes down the mountain.

Just after the cattle grate

Just after the cattle grate
Made by JohnCalnan
If you were not in control after the cattle grate, your inability to negotiate a right-hand turn could prove detrimental.

Looking South

Looking South
Made by nanwinn45
Just east of Pendleton, OR, I-84 starts up the Blue Mountains. At this viewpoint it seems you can see forever.

Runaway truck ramp on Cabbage Hill

Runaway truck ramp on Cabbage Hill
Made by listorama
Taken along the Old Emigrant Road on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton, Oregon. from lower down the road.



Nearest places of interest:

I-84 Rest Area
Skyview Memorial Park Cemetery
Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
Kamela
  Deadman's Pass Rest Area
Thorn Hollow
Quarry (abandoned?)
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

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