The train took me and my bike from Tacoma to Kelso, WA.  "Push fast forward" over a part of the state I have seen many times before. 

From Kelso it was bike riding again, across the Columbia River, into Oregon and eventually along the Vernonia to Banks bike trail.  This wood trestle was part of the old railroad that the trail follows, but it is damaged.  One must leave old rail grade to bypass trestle and then return to trail UP a steep hill on far side.

Picture taken 2002
Somewhere south of Vernonia, Oregon.  There are other trestles in that area including a big one I saw from the train just north of Kelso.

Vernonia trail head in 2011 camping.  Also video of railway wigwag at Banks Trailhead.

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Exit to more information about Banks Vernonia Trail.