The Oregon State Capital located in Salem,Oregon is one of the coolest landmarks in the state. continue reading
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Mount Hood is Oregon's Tallest Mountain and VolcanoMount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. It is 11,249 feet (3,429 m) in height according to a 1991 measurement by the U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Mt. Hood's Palmer Glacier provides access to Summer Skiing with a lift. It is also a challenge for mountain climbers and a beautiful background to all country surrounding the volcano.Its most recent eruptions spewed... continue reading
Sitting on the border between Idaho and Oregon is Hells Canyon of the Snake River which is the deepest gorge in North America.Not to be compared with the width of Arizona's Grand Canyon, it still holds the distinction of being the deepest. Hells Canyon of the Snake River plunges 8,000 feet down from the top of Idaho's He Devil Peak in the Seven Devils Mountain Range.Hells Canyon plunges more than a mile below Oregon's west rim, and 8,000 feet below the snow-capped He Devil Peak of Idaho'... continue reading
In times past, volcanic cinder cones like this one were excavated for their red traction material spread by the road commission on icy streets, roads and highways of Central Oregon.Cinders have since been replaced by other more high-tech ice melting substances, so the remaining hills now serve as viewpoints for hikers, as well as impromptu shooting ranges for gun enthusiasts and trash dumps for irresponsible partiers.Nevertheless, Coyote Butte stands out on the Central Oregon High Desert as... continue reading
Horse Butte is a partially-excavated cinder cone volcano in the southeast corner of Bend, Oregon.It was once mined for its gritty red cinders that provided traction on icy roads.The promontory has since undergone reclamation efforts to restore its natural state as much as possible since a considerable portion of the east side is gone, exposing its rusty red interior.At the summit is an old growth ponderosa pine that has survived hundreds of lightning strikes.Access to the top is by means of... continue reading
I find it curious that there are only seven photos of Bessie Butte and its panoramic view on Dreamstime - all submitted by me....Especially since it is easy to reach, easy to hike, and beautiful to behold once you reach the top.The extinct cinder cone volcano is five miles southeast of Bend, Oregon.The view is enhanced by the lack of mature trees, the result of the 18 Fire of 2003 that burned 3,810 acres of the Deschutes National Forest to the north of the butte.A 2006 planting of some 10,... continue reading
Central Oregon is considered the semi-arid High Desert, but it is not without rivers.There are three major ones, the Metolius, Crooked, and Deschutes.They all merge into the Deschutes at Lake Billy Chinook, a huge reservoir created by the construction of Round Butte hydrolelectric dam.Designated as the Cove Palisades, it is a recreation hot spot and scenic wonder with its towering canyon walls.The Deschutes River originates in the Cascades, and flows through Bend, Oregon,... continue reading
Anyone who knows anything about Oregon scenery knows about Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge and Crater Lake.So I've created a collection of some of the lesser known places in Oregon.See it at https://www.dreamstime.com/oregon-off-the-beaten-path-colldet18401. continue reading
At left:Three Fingered Jack and Black ButteFrom Bend, Oregon, the Central Oregon Cascades dominate the western horizon with eight major mountain peaks visible from the city of 90,000.Termed stratovolcanoes, they span from Mount Hood (visible on clear days,) near the northern Oregon Border and Columbia Gorge, Mount Jefferson 50 miles farther south, Three-Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, the Three Sisters (Faith, Hope and Charity,) Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor.At right:Mount Jefferson... continue reading
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