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Matt Zaffino, his wife Robin and his son Enzo are touring the Columbia River Gorge, towing their Airstream trailer behind the KGW Storm Tracker Truck.

Matt's called this trip the "We Love The Gorge" campaign. He's been posting on his Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Matt throws an axe and goes zip-lining at Skamania Lodge

Matt, Robin and Enzo bike an abandoned rail bed along the Deschutes River.

Matt finds out the latest in Gorge boarding technology.

Matt gets a tour of the historic Balch Hotel in Dufur.

Have wanted to check out the Balch for years, and it’s even cooler than I thought. And this is just the outside. Innkeepers Josiah and Claire are great too. No smoke around Dufur, the fires are out. Warm and pleasant until further notice.

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Even when surrounded by a wildfire blackened landscape, there’s something special about a desert river. They never fail to make me feel awe. I don’t know if it’s the contrast between cold water and hot, dry earth. Or the wild beauty that’s on the move, always changing. Defying the odds of existence, but perfectly fitting in its dissonance with its surrounding. Whatever it is, desert rivers get me every single time. So lucky to live in a city with a wet climate, but be so close to this. @kgwnews #pdxtst #gorge @traveloregon

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Learning about dangers in the desert, safely. Oregon State Parks ranger brought this unfortunate rattler to us for an up close look.

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Even when surrounded by a wildfire blackened landscape, there’s something special about a desert river. They never fail to make me feel awe. I don’t know if it’s the contrast between cold water and hot, dry earth. Or the wild beauty that’s on the move, always changing. Defying the odds of existence, but perfectly fitting in its dissonance with its surrounding. Whatever it is, desert rivers get me every single time. So lucky to live in a city with a wet climate, but be so close to this. @kgwnews #pdxtst #gorge @traveloregon

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Spent last night in the new Tree Houses at @skamanialodge . So perfect... cabin in the trees overlooking the golf course. Love it! @gorge @kgwnews @amandalash22

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Setting up for what we are told is the first ever live tv broadcast from on Thunder Island at Cascade Locks. #gorge @kgwnews @amandalash22 @traveloregon

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