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Cape Blanco Lighthouse – Oregon

Cape Blanco Lighthouse – Oregon Built in a majestic setting on a grassy cliff more than 200 feet above the ocean, the Cape Blanco lighthouse was lit back in 1870, managed by keepers James Langlois and James Hughes for four decades. Today the scenic lighthouse is part of Cape Blanco State Park.

Sweet Pea Wildflowers Oregon

Sweet Pea Wildflowers Oregon Lathyrus latifolius – Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea. Vine to 6 feet long with winged stems, petioles, and peduncles which uses petiole-terminating tendrils to climb. One to several pink to magenta butterfly-like blossoms on smooth, unwinged pedicels. This is a non-native species that can be weedy and invasive, but very beautiful.

Wildflowers Oregon Coast

Wildflowers Oregon Coast We encountered so many beautiful wildflowers on our visit to the Oregon coast…this summer they are everywhere. Here is a Dwarf Brodiaea

Sea Stacks – Bandon Beach Oregon

Sea Stacks – Bandon Beach Oregon The biggest draw to these beaches, besides the peace and quiet, has to be the rock formations that abound. Bandon is home to Wizard’s Hat, a sea stack in the shape of, well, a wizard’s hat. Photographers visit Bandon to capture it, especially at sunset when it is silhouetted. …

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Blacklock Point Trail – Oregon

Blacklock Point Trail – Oregon This undeveloped state park, just north of Port Orford on the south coast, has an inspiring view of Oregon’s oldest lighthouse from its rocky headland. But it’s the scene a short way to the north that is the real stunner: a long line of 80- to 100-foot sandstone cliffs that …

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Crater Lake National Park – Snow in July

Crater Lake National Park – Snow in July What do you put in the water to make it so blue? Nothing! The water is so blue because there is hardly anything else in it – just water. It’s not pure water, but it’s close. We’ve all seen the colors in a rainbow when normal white …

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Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

Crater Lake National Park – Oregon Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. It’s known for its namesake Crater Lake, formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. Wizard Island is a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the lake, offers views …

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Natural Bridge Falls – Rogue-River Oregon

Natural Bridge Falls – Rogue-River Oregon Beautiful little hike with spectacular views of the rushing Rogue…well worth the stop, Prospect Oregon

Cape Arago cove – Oregon

Cape Arago cove – Oregon The southernmost stop in the sequence of outstanding state parks on the Cape Arago Highway south of Coos Bay, Cape Arago State Park is an ideal place to catch your breath after a busy day of exploration. From the rocky observation point constructed atop the headland’s highest point, the views …

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Crater Lake – Wizard Island Oregon

Crater Lake – Wizard Island Oregon   Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island at the west end of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The top of the island reaches 6,933 feet above sea level, about 755 feet above the average surface of the lake

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