PAINTED HILLS
PAINTED HILLS

"The Painted Hills are one of the three units that comprise the John Day Fossil Beds. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and the yellows, golds, blacks, and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the claystones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels." - TravelOregon.com

My particular visit was in December 2014, with the hills covered in sheets of ice and snow, giving a completely contrasting look to their well recognized summer glow.

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Oneonta Gorge
Oneonta Gorge

The Oneonta Gorge is located along the Columbia River just North-West of Portland, Oregon. For this view, you'll need to wade across an ice-cold stream and climb over the log jam at the base of the Oneonta Creek. Falling cliffs of winter ice make for challenging long exposures.

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Ochoco Wayside State Park
Ochoco Wayside State Park
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Ochoco National Forest
Ochoco National Forest
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Willamette National Forest
Willamette National Forest

North West section of Willamette National Forest near highway 20.

PAINTED HILLS
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Oneonta Gorge
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Ochoco Wayside State Park
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Ochoco National Forest
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Willamette National Forest
PAINTED HILLS

"The Painted Hills are one of the three units that comprise the John Day Fossil Beds. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and the yellows, golds, blacks, and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the claystones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels." - TravelOregon.com

My particular visit was in December 2014, with the hills covered in sheets of ice and snow, giving a completely contrasting look to their well recognized summer glow.

Oneonta Gorge

The Oneonta Gorge is located along the Columbia River just North-West of Portland, Oregon. For this view, you'll need to wade across an ice-cold stream and climb over the log jam at the base of the Oneonta Creek. Falling cliffs of winter ice make for challenging long exposures.

Ochoco Wayside State Park
Ochoco National Forest
Willamette National Forest

North West section of Willamette National Forest near highway 20.

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