This is the view of Ollalie Creek from the top of its bank, at the edge of the campground. When I moved here 35 years ago, this is, I think, what I imagined the entire state looked like. I imagine this is what others expect it to look like, as well. We have plenty of this kind of landscape, but the Willamette Valley is very different. And better than 2/3 of the state on the other side of the Cascades- not too far from here, in a straight line- is semi-arid grassland and sage scrub. Pretty much the antithesis of this scene.