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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Vancouver Rocks"
Includes ... "Vancouver Rocks" ... "Battle Ground Rocks" ... "Camas Rocks" ... "Washougal Rocks" ...
Image, 2017, Vancouver Rocks, click to enlarge
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"Shmoos". Image taken February 21, 2017.

In my collection of "Vancouver Rocks", painted for me by a dog training friend.


"Vancouver Rocks" ...
Painting rocks is a craze sweeping the country via Facebook. "Vancouver Rocks" is the local rock painting/hiding/finding/replacing/photographing group which currently (June 2017) has over 33,000 followers.

"We are painting rocks to "hide" around Vancouver and all of Clark County to spread joy and brighten people's day. Come join us! This is a community-building group meant to inspire creativity in all ages and energize people to explore the beautiful area we live in." [Moderator, "Vancouver Rocks" Facebook page, June 2017]

In addition to "Vancouver Rocks", I also have found some rocks from "Washougal Rocks", "Camas Rocks", and "Battle Ground Rocks".


From My Collection ...
Found "Vancouver Rocks" can either be photographed and left, taken and replaced, taken and rehidden, or just taken for your collection. Gene and I are finding many rocks we just enjoy and leave them where they are found for others to enjoy and/or collect. Some rocks we take and then one from our collection gets re-hid someplace else. And some rocks we just keep.

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Part of my collection of "Vancouver Rocks". Image taken April 2, 2017.

Found at Safeway Foods, Lowe's Home Furnishings, Orchards Park, and Dog Days Northwest Training.
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Part of my collection of "Vancouver Rocks". Image taken June 3, 2017.

Found at Fort Vancouver, Washougal Marina, Orchards Park, and Dog Days Northwest Training.
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My very FIRST "Vancouver Rocks", February 2017.

This Owl was left in my car at dog training by the "Rock Fairy". I didn't even notice him at first and drove home sitting on him. Discovered him as I was unloading the car.
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"Ginny", one of my "Birthday Vancouver Rocks".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, painted by a member of our "Torture Tuesday" dog training group.
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"Night Scene", one of my "Birthday Vancouver Rocks".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, painted by a member of our "Torture Tuesday" dog training group.
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"Three ladybugs and a fly".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, found at Orchards Park, Parkers Landing Historical Park, and Dog Days Northwest training facility.
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"Bugs and a fly".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, found at Orchards Park, Parkers Landing Historical Park, Dog Days Northwest training facility, and the 45th and Kaufman Trading Post.
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"Cottage".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, found at Dog Days Northwest training facility.
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"Lavender Cottage".

Painted by a friend, this rock is now living in Eugene, Oregon.
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"Vancouver Rocks".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, painted by a friend.
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"Vancouver Rocks".

First rocks we saw posted as "hid at Safeway" on Facebook and we went out to find. Gene found the flowers hidden in the flowers and I found the dotted rock hidden in a tree right above where we parked the car. Rocks are from "Battle Ground Rocks".
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"Cats".

Painted by friends, these cats are now enjoying their new homes in Maryland and Arizona.
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"Vancouver Rocks".

Painted by a friend, these rocks have a new home in Maryland.
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"Dots".

Part of my "Vancouver Rocks" collection, found at Lowe's Home Furnishings, hidden on the patio furniture. Rock is from "Battle Ground Rocks".


Places, etc.

  • Rock Walls and Trading Posts ...
  • Swap Meet ...
  • Trees and Fences and Places ...
  • "Washougal-Camas Rocks"
  • Washougal Marina, Memorial Day 2017 ...


Rock Walls and Trading Posts ...
"take a rock, leave a rock".

Image, 2017, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Vancouver Rocks" rock wall, Vancouver, Washington. 57th and Harney. Image taken June 14, 2017.
Image, 2017, Washougal, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Washougal-Camas Rocks" rock wall, Vancouver, Washington. Washougal Marina. Image taken June 14, 2017.
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"Vancouver Rocks" Trading Post, Vancouver, Washington. 45th and Kauffman. Image taken June 21, 2017.


Swap Meet ...
(to come)

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Swap Meet, "Vancouver Rocks", Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 30, 2017.
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Rocks I took to the Swap Meet, "Vancouver Rocks", Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 30, 2017.

Rocks painted by friends of mine.
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Rocks I brought home from the Swap Meet, "Vancouver Rocks", Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 30, 2017.


Trees and Fences and Places ...
Fort Vancouver ... Orchards Park ... Parker's Landing ...

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Orchards Park, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2017.
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Parker's Landing Historical Park, Washougal, Washington. Image taken June 14, 2017.
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Parker's Landing Historical Park, Washougal, Washington. Image taken June 14, 2017.
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Parker's Landing Historical Park, Washougal, Washington. Image taken June 14, 2017.

Took this bug home for inclusion in my "bug collection".
Image, 2017, Orchards Park, Washington, click to enlarge
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Fort Vancouver, Washington. Image taken June 2, 2017.
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"Sheep", Fort Vancouver, Washington. Image taken June 2, 2017.

Found and took this sheep home later to find out it was painted by a dog-training friend !!!
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"You are my Sunshine", Fort Vancouver, Washington. Image taken June 2, 2017.
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"Magical Door", Vancouver Rocks Rock wall, Vancouver, Washington. 57th and Harney. Image taken June 28, 2017.

Painted by a friend and given to me to "hide", so I placed it on the Vancouver Rocks Rock Wall and posted it on Facebook as a "Magical door appeared".


"Washougal-Camas Rocks" ...
The "Washougal-Camas Rocks" group has a rock wall located at the Washougal Marina. Just west of the wall is Parkers Landing Historical Park, a delightful location which is often rocked.

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"Washougal-Camas Rocks" rock wall, Washougal Marina, Washougal, Washington. Image taken May 7, 2017.

"Take a Rock and Leave a Rock".
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"Washougal-Camas Rocks" rocks wall, Washougal Marina, Washougal, Washington. Image taken May 7, 2017.


Washougal Marina, Memorial Day 2017 ...
The Camas-Washougal Veterans War Memorial and The Silver Rose Memorial are both located in Washougal's Marine Park. During Memorial Day, 2017, both Memorials were honored with Camas-Washougal Painted Rocks.

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Camas-Washougal Veterans War Memorial, Washougal, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2017.
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Camas-Washougal Veterans War Memorial, Washougal, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2017.
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The Silver Rose Memorial, Washougal, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2017.
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The Silver Rose Memorial, Washougal, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2017.


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Sources:    "Vancouver Rocks" Facebook page, 2017;   

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