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Bus or train between Corvallis and Portland (and other cities)

I had noticed that every day someone reaches my site by the search terms “bus from Portland to Corvallis” or similar.  Roughly 3 people a day.  Every day.  And what post are they directed to?  The somewhat ridiculous post describing a trip from Portland to Corvallis by a melange of light rail, city bus and inter-city commuter bus that involves 12 miles of biking and costs only $5.80.  It is the most popular post, dwarfing the readership of any other post by a factor of 10.  But public transportation is a serious issue, and I would like to help out those people that are directed to my site. Continue reading

A river trip without a car

Lisa and I, Don Boucher, are a car-free couple. This Saturday we took a trip from Corvallis to Albany on our compact, lightweight rafts. The rafts easily fit into a backpack and the paddles collapse. We float to Albany and take the Linn-Benton Loop bus home.
See here for our nature sightings (with photos).

Last year we took 5 days to float from Corvallis to Salem and took the train home. It was one of the best vacations we ever had!