Due to the closure of I-84 we WILL NOT be meeting in Troutdale to carpool.
The drive is about 3 hours no matter what way you go. (Up the Washington side, or over the mountain to Hood River).
I plan to be at the gravel parking area at Cottonwood Canyon on the right just as you go under the bridge to enter the park around 8:00. I expect that most will not get there until around 9:00 or so.
When you get to I-84 go east and get off at the Biggs exit.
Go South on US-97 for about 8.5 miles then take exit to OR-26 south
Follow US-26 for about 14 miles until you get to the park.
If you cross the river you just passed the park entrance
Hope to see you there.