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Painted Hills

Painted Hills (Wide View)

The Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, get their name from the stratifications in the soil. The bands are from layers of silt, vegetative matter and more from the time this was an ancient river… read more Painted Hills (Wide View)

Siltcoos Lagoon

Siltcoos Lagoon

The Siltcoos lagoon is located on the Oregon coast, west of Hwy-101 and south of Dunes City. The turn off from the highway is near milepost 198. There is a nice view like this from the road, and a lagoon… read more Siltcoos Lagoon

Fogarty Creek Sunset

Fogarty Creek Sunset

Fogarty Creek State Park is located on the coast between Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, south of milepost 124. A sandy beach is at the north end of the park, while a rocky area becomes visible at low tide on… read more Fogarty Creek Sunset

Mt. Hood and Lost Lake

A classic view of Mt. Hood behind Lost Lake in Hood River county, Oregon. There are many beautiful views of these two landmarks. Unfortunately, when I was there it was too windy for anything noteworthy. I need to go back,… read more Mt. Hood and Lost Lake

Belknap Crater and McKenzie Pass

Belknap and McKenzie Pass

You can see Belknap Crater area and part of the 65 sq mi/170 km2 basaltic andesite lava flow at McKenzie Pass in this photograph. Belknap is the youngest shield volcano in the Cascade range with an elevation of 6,876 ft/2,096… read more Belknap and McKenzie Pass


Obsidian Volcanic Glass

Obsidian is a volcanic glass formed when felsic lava cools rapidly, minimizing crystal growth. Historically it has been used for weapons, tools and even a surgical edge. When processed correctly, obsidian will provide a long lasting very sharp edge. You… read more Obsidian Volcanic Glass

Damara Zebra

A Damara Zebra?

Yes, there are zebra in Oregon. Not in the wild, but they are here… I felt that this photograph was too nice to exclude from the website here. Taken at the 600 acre/243 hectare non-profit “Wildlife Safari” drive through game… read more A Damara Zebra?

Olallie Lake

Olallie Lake

Olallie Lake is a high mountain lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest with a great view of Mt. Jefferson. It is a nice semi-rustic getaway. There is a small primitive resort with a general store and ten cabins. Rowboats,… read more Olallie Lake

Qochax Island at Sunset Beach

Qochax Island and Sunset Beach

A low tide, Qochax Island looks like a rock monster emerging from the ocean from this viewpoint at Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is at Sunset Bay State Park, which is adjacent to Shore Acres State Park, SE of North Bend/Coos… read more Qochax Island and Sunset Beach

Little Crater Lake

Little Crater Lake

Similar in name only, to the Crater Lake in the National Park in southern Oregon. Little Crater Lake is not in a crater and is not volcanic in origin. It was formed by an artesian well forcing its way through… read more Little Crater Lake

Stellar Sea Lions

Among pinnipeds (the class/clade for seals), only the walrus and two species of elephant seal are larger than the Stellar Sea Lion. Adult females weigh in at 530–770 lbs/240–350 kg, while the males range from 990–2,470 lbs/450–1,120 kg. They are also a great comeback… read more Stellar Sea Lions

Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake is one of my favorite parts of the state. If I lived nearby, I would be there “too much”, if that is a thing. The lake is one of several in Oregon that does not have a visible… read more Sparks Lake