Tag Archives: Oregon

getting hawt and whet

Just south east of Portland there is a wonderful rift in the earth through which the hot water bubbles. The journey to Bagby Hot Springs is an easy drive down paved Forest Service Roads. Once parked, the walk in a about … Continue reading

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hole lotta lake

8000 years ago this was the tallest mountain in Oregon. 7700 years ago an eruption swallowed the peak leaving only the rim. Snowmelt eventually created the lake while residual liquid hot magma created a small island in the lake. The … Continue reading

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Tyranny in the land of the free

I have seen pictures of Americans riding dinosaurs, but didn’t know how serious it was until now. I spotted this beast from the highway and the trek south paused for an investigation. It turned out just to be bait and … Continue reading

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git er dune

We rented a dune buggy. Tess wanted to relive a childhood memory of visiting the Oregon dunes with her family. She was adamant that she got first drive. The setting was beautiful. The dunes were between two stretches of forest … Continue reading

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gone, Oregon

Alice and Phil have loaned their wonderful van and it has become the cornerstone of an adventure down the west coast. This is last night’s ocean-side resting place.       Driving along the beautiful Oregon coast today. In places … Continue reading

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