Just got back from Duvall

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  1. Andrew Lawrence

    Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    The Sky didn't look bad when I saw it yesterday. This was especially the case above the high bridge. Since I was driving (I didn't fish), I only viewed the river from Highway 2.
     
  2. Greg Armstrong

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    ...than what?
     
  3. Olive bugger

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    Perhaps Detroit?
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    There's more than one way to get to Duvall.
     
  5. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Except for the usual back eddies the river was running generaly downstream.

    TC
     
  6. Olive bugger

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    Not from my farm. Over the hill and through the woods, past Grandma's house. And there it is. A sparkling jewel in the Cherry Valley, Paris of the Americas, DUVALL!
     
  7. Olive bugger

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    Please define downstream? I get so confused sometimes.
    The river runs North at DUVALL. I thought that North was
    Generally stated as UP on a map. Would that not be UPSTREAM?
     
  8. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Duvall? I think that maybe I went thru there once or twice back in the mid-60's, but I can't remember. I can't recall even one detail about the place. I guess 16 pages of postings verifies that such a place actually exists, and is not just a hazy void in my memory banks. Dang!:confused:
     
  9. Andrew Lawrence

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    Umm…..well, after driving for maybe 15 minutes we came upon a road crew that was cleaning up the debris from the tree that fell on a car this past Saturday. After a short delay, we finally got the go ahead to proceed. A short time later, we made a right onto Ben Howard Road. Before reaching Sultan, I made sure to point out 2-bit hole, along with the now cleared out area where the old tweaker camp used to be on Skyview Dr. Instead of turning onto Highway 2, we decided to head into Sultan. Years back, we bought a couple pieces of furniture from the Flat Iron Gallery, and we kind of wanted to see if the store was still around. So, to say the least, we were relieved to discover that they are still in business. Afterwards, we drove eastbound on highway 2. Just before reaching Index, I made a right on to Mt. Index Rd. Shortly thereafter, I made another right onto the road leading to the trailhead to Bridal Veil Falls. After spending a couple of hours hiking to and from Bridal Veil, we returned to our car. Since my wife had never before seen Sunset Falls, I decided to continue up Mr. Index Rd. Before heading home, we made a brief stop at the Big Foot Chalet. On the way back, we decided to take a detour along the scenic Reiter Rd. We arrived back in Renton at approximately 5:30 pm. Although definitely fun, it was not what I would call the most exciting trip. However, we got to spend some quality time together and discuss some pretty important issues. What does have to do with this thread? Well…nothing. But you did ask. : )
     
  10. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Is this an example of a than what/then what interpretation issue? Best part about it is the NSA is probably digging this earwax, licking and sniffing it, rolling it between their somewhat opposable thumb and forefingers trying to decipher what the last 15 pages mean, good luck NSA hacks, good luck, in Duvall the foil lined seahawk toques are in effect, ain't nothing secret coming or going, lips are sealed...
     
  11. Greg Armstrong

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    Wadin 'boot',
    You would be correct - a grammatical mis-interpretation is what has happened...

    Andrew,
    The word was "than" what, not "then" what.... Although the ride we all got to take along with you and your wife was of some value.

    You had said "... All I had to say was that the place looks quite a bit different".
    ... so I asked you "than what?"

    The NSA has their work cut out for them.
     
  12. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Duvall has nothing on Stillwater. The Chevron station is a mecca.
    Corn dogs, chips, adult beverages. The place is like a magnet for my vehicle, especially after bass fishing.
     
  13. Greg Armstrong

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    But with the impending climate change and sea levels rising, on incoming tides the current will reverse itself 2x daily and flow up-river past the lovely village.

    Not too long from now Doovawl may become a thriving seaside village!
     
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  14. Greg Armstrong

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    Downtown Stillwater is a lovely place to spend an afternoon, or even a full day if you have the time (which apparently a lot of us do lately!).
     
  15. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Currently downstream with the exception of the afore mentioned eddies equals downhill but that may change in the future as noted below.


    Hhmm. When the current reverses I'll be ready. The HMS Sno Valley will set sail twice daily on a tour of the mid and upper valley for the pleasure of the harried masses of inner Duvall.

    TC