Sunday, May 11, 2014

Geo 730: May 11, Day 497: Erratic Orientation III

A final "landmark photo" to help find this out-of-the-way and easy to miss wayside. My camera's flash went off, so the sign is much brighter than it would look in natural lighting. It's readily apparent coming from the east (we're looking west here, from the east), but you can see the road takes a turn to the right just beyond the hedge. If you're coming from the west, you've just made that turn, and the sign is easy to miss. I don't get to this spot very often, maybe four or five times in the 34 years I've been in Oregon, and every single time, I've interpreted this dang sign as saying "it's just around the corner here." It isn't. The sign is at the base of the path up to Erratic Rock, and you can see that path just beyond the post. The parking area starts to the left of the power line and pole on the opposite side of the road, and it's pretty long- I'd imagine there's plenty of room for four or five vehicles, at least, to pull off the road. The garage beyond the power pole is also pretty distinctive, and may be a useful landmark to watch for if you're coming from the west. For GPS users, lat = 45.137574, lon = -123.290817.

Photo unmodified. July 10, 2012. FlashEarth location.

No comments: