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We “took over” Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for one beautiful late October morning when we were the only visitors. The photographs here were taken during those enchanted hours. The spicy scent of sagebrush fills the morning air. Mist rises from wetlands teeming with waterfowl. A Coyote trots across a meadow with a purposeful gait. In a burst of energy a cloud of thousands of dazzling white Ross’s Geese take to the air in a frenzy,… Read More

Riding Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Seattle to Sacramento.

The Eagle Creek Trail in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area leads to Punchbowl Falls, among the most beautiful waterfalls in North America. This post is a brief description of the trail.

Portland, Oregon, is the pulsing city on the Willamette, where food carts, Max, and bicycles help define a lifestyle that is healthy and cool. It has become one of the magnet cities of America, much like Seattle was 20 years ago and San Francisco has always been.

Photographs and observations about a 22° Halo around the sun, viewed in Portland, Oregon.

Diamond Craters Outstanding Natural Area is a fascinating, geologically recent, volcanic hotspot in eastern Oregon.

Greater Sage-Grouse dance on their sagebrush lek each spring in the high desert of Eastern Oregon.