Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Chamberlain Hill, Oregon"
Includes ... Chamberlain Hill ... Boring Lava Field ... Broughton Bluff ...
Image, 2003, Chamberlain Hill, Oregon, as seen from Washougal, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chamberlain Hill, Oregon, as seen from Washougal, Washington. The Sandy River delta is to the right. Image taken July 3, 2003.


Chamberlain Hill, Oregon ...
Chamberlain Hill is an 909-feet-high cone of the Boring Lava Field, and is located in Multnomah County, Oregon, just east of the Sandy River. Across the river is Washougal, Washington and Cottonwood Beach, the location of Lewis and Clark's campsite in 1806. The northwest corner of Chamberlain Hill which borders the Sandy River is called "Broughton Bluff". It can be reached from the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area on the east side of the Sandy River. Chamberlain Hill was named for Elijah D. and Sarah Ellen Chamberlain, who came to Oregon from Kansas in 1881 and settled in the Springdale area, south of the hill.

Boring Lava Field ...
Chamberlain Hill is part of Portland's Boring Lava Field.
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Broughton Bluff ...
Broughton Bluff is the northwest corner of Chamberlain Hill and is a popular climbing area within the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area. The bluff borders the right bank of the Sandy River. Broughton Bluff was named after Lieutenant Broughton, a member of the Captain George Vancouver expedition, who, in 1792 travelled up the Columbia River to just east of the Sandy River. Supurb views of Broughton Bluff can be had from the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, located on the right bank of the Sandy River. There is a climbing route to the top.
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Views ...

Image, 2005, Chamberlain Hill from Interstate 84, click to enlarge
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Chamberlain Hill as seen from Interstate 84. Image taken May 15, 2005.
Image, 2005, Broughton Bluff and the Sandy River, click to enlarge
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Chamberlain Hill (Broughton Bluff) and the Sandy River. View taken from Interstate 84. Image taken May 15, 2005.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, April 2, 1806 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, Oregon Geographic Names, Oregon State Historical Society Press, Portland;
  • U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database, 2006, 2014;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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