Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Snowy view of Mt Hood on the trail up to Tri-Counties Ridge(also called Ghost Ridge)

Priest hole Campground, John Day River, Oregon

Priest hole Campground, John Day River, Oregon

View of our awesome campsite after I followed a game trail up a mountain along the John Day River as it snakes through the colored hillsides. There is just something unique about this area and everytime I go, I find more areas I want to explore. I just wish it weren't a 4 hour drive to get out there!

Frozen mist surrounding Horsetail Fall, Oregon

Frozen mist surrounding Horsetail Fall, Oregon

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach

Cloudy weather over the city and beautiful coast line at Cannon Beach, Oregon taken from the edge of Ecola State Park.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

View from the trail as I entered the amazing view of the frozen mist around Abiqua Falls, Oregon with the icy vivid creek

Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Oregon

Perseid meteor shower and the Milky Way over the John Day River in Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Oregon

John Day River

John Day River

Rolling hills with volcanic rock cutting through along the John Day River near the Painted Hills, Oregon.

Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills, Oregon

Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills, Oregon

Young woman hiking through millions of years of history near the Painted Hills on the Carroll Rim Trail in the Oregon desert. All around was more than 50 million years of geological and volcanic activity with the 10+ layers of basalt breaking up the smooth rounded hills and the vibrant colors of the badlands showing through.

Painted Hills

Painted Hills

Watching the clouds blow through as we had the whole Painted Hills park to ourselves on a stormy day early this year. The streaks of color cutting through the rolling hills are definitely amazing to see in person!

Painted Hills, Oregon

Painted Hills, Oregon

Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas

Snow covering the smooth Painted Hills badlands creating a blank canvas on the normally very colorful landscape.

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Foggy sunrise St Paul, Oregon

Foggy sunrise St Paul, Oregon

Mt Hood above Hood River Valley, Oregon

Mt Hood above Hood River Valley, Oregon

Opal Pool Falls

Opal Pool Falls

Powerful vibrant waterfall with amazing clear water in a mossy old growth forest near Jawbone Flats.

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

Self portrait of my Alaskan Malamute and I at Abiqua Falls after a couple weeks of freezing temperatures. The mist coming off the 92 foot waterfall froze to the columnar basalt wall creating amazing shaped icicles

Snowy tent at Diamond Lake, Oregon

Snowy tent at Diamond Lake, Oregon

Mt Jefferson, Oregon

Mt Jefferson, Oregon

View from the Pacific Coast Trail on the way in to Jefferson Park, Oregon

Space station over Mt Hood, Oregon

Space station over Mt Hood, Oregon

The International Space Station streaks above Mt Hood, Oregon as fog sits in the valley below from Sherrard Point.

Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Beautiful peak of Mt Hood under the stars

Rushing water of Opal Creek

Rushing water of Opal Creek

Rushing water cutting through the rock in the lush forest near Opal Pool, Oregon

Mt Thielsen behind Diamond Lake, Oregon

Mt Thielsen behind Diamond Lake, Oregon

Mt Hood peak under the stars

Mt Hood peak under the stars

Silcox Hut and Mt Hood illuminated by the full moon from the parking lot at Timberline Lodge 

Latourell Falls, Oregon

Latourell Falls, Oregon

Giant basalt walls covered with vibrant lichen surround the 224ft waterfall.

Mt Hood, OR

Mt Hood, OR

Lenticular clouds above Mt Hood, Oregon on the first day of summer

Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Sunset in the Oregon desert and the view of Mt Hood

Milky Way over Mt Hood

Milky Way over Mt Hood

Milky way rising above Mt Hood, Oregon from Bald Mountain

Lower Oneonta Falls

Lower Oneonta Falls

The 120ft waterfall and stream cuts through the 25 million year old basalt walls. The trail to this waterfall is amazing and goes right up the stream requiring wading up to above waist level depending on the water level. 

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

Mt Jefferson, Oregon

Mt Jefferson, Oregon

Wildfire burning near Warm Springs reservation and Mt Jefferson last summer. The fire ended up burning over 67,000 acres before getting under control

Smith Rock

Smith Rock

Misery Ridge Trail and the Crooked River in Smith Rock, Oregon 

Silcox Hut, Oregon

Silcox Hut, Oregon

Hut on the side of Mt Hood, Oregon and the snowcat that I rode to get there.

Upper Latourell Falls, Oregon

Upper Latourell Falls, Oregon

Flume Creek Falls, Oregon

Flume Creek Falls, Oregon

Waterfall on the side of the trail in the Opal Creek Wilderness

Mckenzie River, Oregon

Mckenzie River, Oregon

Beautiful river cutting through the lush forest and the volcanic rock that is all over the area.

Mt Jefferson, OR

Mt Jefferson, OR

Cloud capped Mt Jefferson, OR above the dry Oregon dersert

Scout Lake and Mt Jefferson, Oregon

Scout Lake and Mt Jefferson, Oregon

Deep blue water of Scout Lake in Jefferson Park with the peak of Mt Jefferson.

Cannon Beach from Ecola State Park, Oregon

Cannon Beach from Ecola State Park, Oregon

Storm clouds and fog above Cannon Beach, Oregon with the glow of lights from the city and the bon fires along the beach

Cape Blanco, Oregon

Cape Blanco, Oregon

View south of the Oregon coastline in Cape Blanco, Oregon

Snowy creek near Diamond Lake, Oregon

Snowy creek near Diamond Lake, Oregon

Heavy snow falling on a winter backpacking trip to Diamond Lake, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood under the stars from the side of the road near Cooper Spur

Willamette River in St Paul, Oregon

Willamette River in St Paul, Oregon

Fog in a bend of the Willamette River as it winds through farmland of St Paul, Oregon

Scout Lake, Jefferson Park, Oregon

Scout Lake, Jefferson Park, Oregon

Rainy day at Bays Lake in Jefferson Park. All the green in our state has to come from somewhere!

Koosah Falls, Oregon

Koosah Falls, Oregon

The 70ft Koosah Falls cuts through the volcanic rock that is all over the McKenzie River

Wahclella Falls, Oregon

Wahclella Falls, Oregon

The powerful two tiers(48ft and 78ft) of Wahclella Falls in the mossy basalt amphitheater

Koosah Falls, Oregon

Koosah Falls, Oregon

The 70ft Koosah Falls cuts through the volcanic rock that is all over the McKenzie River

Sunriver, Oregon

Sunriver, Oregon

Milky Way above the icy Deschutes River in Sunriver, OR

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Moon rising

Moon rising

Full moon rising above the highway next to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, OR

John Day River

John Day River

First light on the layers of millions of years of volcanic eruptions breaking through the snow on the mountains surrounding the John Day River, Oregon.

Humbug Mountain, Oregon

Humbug Mountain, Oregon

Warm light on the horizon on a clear night at the beach at Humbug Mountain State Park

Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Trail around the eastern side of Mt Hood, Oregon up to the Eliot Glacier

Polallie Trailhead

Polallie Trailhead

Fresh snow with more clouds moving in near the Polallie Trailhead on the east side of Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Mt Hood, Oregon

Starry night in the forest near White River with Mt Hood peaking through.

Central Oregon

Central Oregon

The remote roads of snowy Central Oregon with the sharp rocks of the many past volcanic eruptions breaking up the smooth hills. Evidence of the raw power of our amazing planet can be seen around every turn.

St Paul, Oregon

St Paul, Oregon

Foggy sunrise above a small creek in the farmland near St Paul, Oregon

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

Abiqua Falls, Oregon

Unique ice formations as the mist coming off the 92ft waterfall freezes to the columnar basalt amphitheater that surrounds the deep blue pool at the bottom.