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On a bright, sunny day on the east side of the Cascades, I decided to take a drive by Green Ridge to an overlook of Lake Billy Chinook.
I stopped often to explore the woods.
Near the Lake the landscape was dominated with juniper trees, a few ponderosa pines and plenty of sagebrush.
While hiking in an open area in the early afternoon with the sun shining, I spotted a large group of hoodoos with balancing rocks on top. A truly remarkable volcanic landscape.
On the way back I decided to drive to the top of McKenzie Pass. It’s always a good spot to see the Sisters and Mt. Washington up close.