Categories: Central Oregon Outings
Near Mitchell is one of the premier showcases of Oregon.
From a rich palette Mother Nature paints the landscape with colors unlike anywhere else in the world.
A photographer’s delight with endless variations as the sun moves through the sky.
Truly a beautiful place to visit.
What a beautiful place.
It’s very unique and photogenic. In many ways it reminds me of the beautiful landscapes in southern Utah.
Wow. Just wow.
Thanks Jason. It’s a fun place to visit.
John: when exactly did you travel here? Looks like it might be a good place to visit in the winter.
My last visit was the week of Thanksgiving Day. It would be a good place to visit in the winter together with the other two units in the John Day Fossil Bed National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/joda/planyourvisit/index.htm). In fact, the best time to be there is a sunny day after a drenching rainfall. The saturated soil brings out the colors in a spectacular fashion.
Gorgeous! It’s so tactile I just want to reach out and touch the screen to run my fingers over the rock surface.
Sunshine on the compressed volcanic ash brings out the vivid yellows, golds, blacks, and reds of the soil. Fascinating area to explore.
Your mule deer look a lot like my white-tailed deer.
Only….I think the mule deer have bigger ears.
Mule deer do have bigger ears. In fact, I believe that’s where their name comes from. And, unlike white-tailed deer, mule deer stot when danger is near. It looks like a pogo stick on four legs, but they can cover a lot of territory quickly.