The Tamastslikt Cultural Institute is owned and operated by the Umatilla and two other local Native American tribes. It portraits the Native American's side of the story of the Oregon Trail migration and other aspects of their history. Well done!
After Tamastslikt, we drove west on Interstate 84 retracing our steps of the day before until Hood River, Oregon.
From Hood River, we took Route 35 south to circle south around Mount Hood. Mount Hood is almost an official icon of Oregon. A dormant volcano, it rises majestically from the plains.
We traveled over Barlow Pass and turned off to a portion of the old Barlow Road which was built in 1845 to allow the pioneers on the Oregon Trail to avoid the dangerous raft trip down the Columbia River. We visited the old Pioneer Woman's grave, who died in the 1840s so very close to her goal of moving to Oregon.
We took the turn for Timberline Lodge and drove up the side of Mount Hood. At Timberline Lodge, they ski all year long. No snow at the Lodge but we watched them grooming the snow up at the high end of the ski lift. For supper, we had great pizza at the Blue Ox in the Lodge.