Oregon back roads

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