Saturday, March 28, 2015

Geo 1095: March 28, Day 817: Over the Rivers and Through the Woods

The sign above and to the right of Dana's head reads "Entering Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Oregon Scenic Byway." Here's some information on that route, and I won't argue with its scenic nature... but behind us, and to the left (we're looking more or less west, here), are some of the most scenic routes in the state. See numbers 5 and 6 at that last link. In the mid-distance, you can see an abrupt transition from bouldery ground and sparse vegetation to a large, uniform stand of old growth Douglas fir. That transition marks the edge of the most recent lava flow in this area.

Photos unmodified. October 9, 2012. FlashEarth Location.

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