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    Actually... that one's hard to do. Oregon is divided twice by mountain ranges running north/south. Mostly.

    First the Coastline & Coast Range. Wettest part of the state. Where I grew up... at the northern tip.

    Next is the Willamette Valley. Lush farm lands. Home to most of the residents. But it doesn't run all the way to the S. border. It bumps in the the Siskiyou Mountains south of Eugene.

    Then the Cascades - high mountains. Much of it National Forest or State Forest or privately owned timber lands. Little population. Good skiing, and some of my favorite mountain lake sailing spots.

    East of the mountains - mostly high desert. Some mountains in the far NE corner, and some lower desert in the SE corner. All of it different.




    First there's the western strip - the coast, and the coast range. The first shot is from Ecola State Park - just above one of my favorite surfing spots.



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    The Willamette Valley --





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    The Cascades --





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    Finally... the Eastern 2/3 of the area. Loosely called Eastern Oregon --





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    ELF ©Salmonberry flower.jpg

    Wanna eat the fruit of one of these someday.
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    elf -- what is that? Thimbleberry blossom? I only recognize them by the berries.
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    My folks had a place in SunRiver that they bought right after I graduated from college. They only kept it for about 7-8 years, so I only got up there maybe 3x but I learned to really like that part of Oregon.

    My cousins owned "The House of Myrtlewood"...now, sadly closed, in Coos Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    elf -- what is that? Thimbleberry blossom? I only recognize them by the berries.
    Salmonberry
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Thimbleberry leaf is very different - big and flat.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Thanks for sharing.
    More please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie 2 View Post
    Thanks for sharing.
    More please.
    Gladly. Here's a few of Portland --

    Sunrise. Looking East across downtown, across the Willamette River, toward the Cascades and Mt. Hood




    One of my fave bridges across the Willamette - the Fremont. Downtown is off to the right. We're looking across at the Industrial Eastside --




    Downstream a bit... almost to the Columbia River. My very favorite bridge, the St. Johns. That's Forest Park beyond. Over 5,000 acres of 'urban wilderness'. The first house we bought in Portland was half a block from the lower entrance. My sweetie still pines for that proximity --

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    Former Governor Tom McCall, 67-75 had a few things to say.

    McCall reinterpreted the role of governor. He championed Oregon's quality of life and battled anything that seemed to threaten it. He put environmental protection ahead of economic growth. And he articulated a sense of place that, to this day, informs the way Oregonians think of themselves.Referring to Oregon's tourist industry in a 1971 speech, McCall may have first publicly voiced his famous "Come visit, don't stay" slogan: "I urge them to come and come many, many times to enjoy the beauty of Oregon. But I also ask them, for heaven's sake, don't move here to live."

    I liked McCall.

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    Yes, Salmonberries are weird, but not as weird as Thimbleberries. Both are quite delicious. And then there's the huckleberries... and the blackberries. And the tiny, delicious, wild strawberries.


    SALMONBERRIES --





    THIMBLEBERRIES - we used to call them 'velvetberries' because they were dry, soft, and almost fuzzy feeling --

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    Hope what we see in those pictures wasn't scorched this summer. Gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Hope what we see in those pictures wasn't scorched this summer. Gorgeous.
    The wildfires were mostly on the West Slope of the Cascades. Lots of forest land burned up. You can see them on this map - between the peak of the Cascade Range on the right, and the Valley (I-5) to the left. As you can see, there was some smaller stuff over on the Coast --






    Over a million acres burned, and at least a dozen folks dead -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Oregon_wildfires


    More images here -- https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...set_chr_syc_hp

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    A few more images of the Oregon Coast ---


    HAYSTACK ROCK, Cannon Beach. Sometimes a decent surfing break. Alway a great skimboarding beach -




    Downtown Cannon Beach - used to be just another dreary, depressed, Coast town. Now it's a vibrant artist colony and tourist town --




    Low Tide @ Haystack Rock --

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    I like Oregon.

    Here's Mt Hood from the Hood River area:

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    When you say Hood River, I think of orchards. I have a friend who grew up on her families pear & apple operation.

    HOOD RIVER --






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    Of course, Hood River means windsurfing to a lot of folks. It's a world-class spot ---





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    Then there's the Oregon Coast in wintertime ---





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    I have a friend in Portland who has an Ultimate 20. He's invited me up to sail the boat in The Gorge, I guess there's a race that goes upriver. I NEED to do this...Ultimate 20 in nuclear wind, in FRESH water? Sign me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    I have a friend in Portland who has an Ultimate 20. He's invited me up to sail the boat in The Gorge, I guess there's a race that goes upriver. I NEED to do this...Ultimate 20 in nuclear wind, in FRESH water? Sign me up!
    There are some windless or insipid days in the Gorge... but they're scarce. Mostly it's raging and predictable. Either straight upstream or straight downstream. Several classes of Olympic dinghy sailors train there. I've sailed dinghies there a couple times when it was total white-knuckle sailing. Being a hack/neophyte... I prefer don't make me set my beer down sailing.
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    A few of the Coast Range ---





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