Mt. Hood, foreground, Mt. Jefferson, and The Sisters in the distance. All active volcanos in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.
Depoe Bay inlet south of Lincoln City.
Mary's Peak ~ highest point in the Oregon Coastal Range ~ 4137 feet. Highest winds too. Mt. Hood in the background.
Canadian Geese arriving at Baskett Slough in the Pacific Coast flyway. Mt. Jefferson in the background.
Gooseneck Creek tumbling down out of the coastal range.
A quiet pool on Gooseneck Creek in the coastal foothills.
Red Prairie Pond, fed by Gooseneck Creek. This pond supplies water to 300 local residents.
Red Prairie Pond in the fog in the foothills.
View of Mt. Hood from the other side of Red Prairie Pond.
An isolated cabin on the ascent up Cougar Mountain high in the Coastal Range.
A cluster of pillow basalt lava rocks near a pond high up in the Coastal Range on Bald Mountain.
A stream emerging from the mountain side on Bald Mountain access road high in the Coastal Range.
Heading onto the gravel roads. An abandoned shed in the Coastal Range. Mother Nature extracts her toll in the high mountains.
A cownundrum. Much of Oregon is open range grazing. Drive carefully on back country roads.
A foggy meadow high in the Coastal foothills. No elk today but they are common here.
A (very) young bull elk wandering through the Outpost. It's rutting season, Don't get him upset. He could seriously hurt you.
A meadow high in the coastal foothills during the winter. Oaks dressed in their decorative winter garb of silver/green lichens.
Another winter meadow. The Hawthorne berries turn a bright red during the winter.
A stand of live oaks cloaked in their winter adornment of silver/green lichens in a clearing in the Coastal foothills,
An old barn in the coastal foothills. Home of Misty the goat.
A dilapidated barn and even more dilapidated farm implements in the coastal foothills.
An abandoned barn in the coastal foothills.
If you wait, the weather will change. Same barn three hours later.
An abandoned truck high up on a winding gravel road in the Coastal Foothills.
A pond sporting cattails and Red-winged Blackbirds high up in the Coastal Range. Popular hangout for cougars.
A roadside storage shed surrounded by "Ditch Daisies" in the Coastal Range.
Sunrise on Mt. Hood from the Coastal Range during an overnight camping expedition.
Another photograph of the ubiquitous Mt. Hood from the Coastal Range.
The ascent up to Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood in the Cascades. Is this sign really necessary?
Mt. Hood on a good day. Yocum Ridge on the left, Zig Zag canyon on the right.
Mt. Hood on a bad day. Looking at The Pearly Gates from The Hogsback on the summit of Mt. Hood.
Mt. Hood (elev. - 11,245 ft) at Timberline Lodge (elev - 6,000 ft). The active lava dome is in the center. It last erupted in 1907.
Crater Rock on Mt. Hood. It continuously vents noxious and deadly sulphur gasses, carbon monoxide, and steam.
Looking south from Timberline Lodge: Mt. Jefferson (elev - 10,495), a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc
South Falls, the highest (177 ft.) of 16 waterfalls in Silver Creek Recreation Area in Silverton, OR
The lower falls on Silver Creek in Silverton, OR
The 2nd lower falls on Silver Creek near Silverton, OR
Willamette Falls near Portland, OR. By volume, It is the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, 2nd largest in the US.