Miscellaneous thoughts on politics, people, math, science and other cool (if sometimes frustrating) stuff from somewhere near my favorite coffee shop.
Thanks for getting into the dry part of Oregon where there is no annoying vegetation to hide the rocks. Also the part of Oregon few get to. As an example at least the older DeLorme atlases of Oregon had eastern Oregon at 1/2 the scale of western Oregon i.e. there twice as many miles per inch. However between Abert Rim, Steens Mountain, the resuls of the basalt floods, and the continental collisions (Blue Mountains), also visible on the drive thru Hells Canyon (chevron folded rocks), there is a lot of interesting geology in Eastern Or.
I truly love southeast OR, and I agree: too few Oregonians have made the effort to get out there. The Steens, Hart Mountain and Warner Valley, Abert Rim... all of this area is simply spectacular. I wouldn't want to live there; I like my rain and trees too much. But I love spending time in the area.
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