Born and Raised in Portland, growing up we always went to Eastern Oregon camping every summer, and we ALWAYS never talked though Silent Rock, you had to get ready and prepare too so you did not miss it while your parents were driving !! I have taught my kids all about the "don't talk through the rocks" tradition ! When we visit from Michigan (where I live now) and drive over the mountain we never miss our chance to have a few quiet seconds in the car!!!!!
Traci C. said: - January 17, 2016 7:50 AM
In high school I was driving down the mountain with some friends and someone accidentally hit the button on the radio. It came on mid-Silent Rock! A day or two later that car broke down. Respect the rock!
Brian W said: - January 15, 2016 9:26 AM
Back in the 60s and 70s (S***, I'm old!) it was the Ivy Bear that we seriously and faithfully honored by lifting our feet and shutting our mouths when we passed it. No one wanted to anger the Mountain Gods. Silent Rock came later...but the Gods still demand their homage.
Susie D. said: - January 14, 2016 11:01 PM