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Amazing sunset last night over the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon, a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands

BLMer and photographer Bob Wick tells us that “this area is a botanists dream, where the Cascade, Great Basin and Coast Range/Klamath ecosystems come together.  You can turn a corner and go from walking through a dense mossy red fir forest to sagebrush and mountain mahogany in a few feet.  Pilot Rock is a landmark basalt plug in the area and served as a beacon for travelers along the Applegate (California) National Historic trail. Its an amazingly early spring this year, and the Arrowroot (yellow flowers) was already blooming at 6000 feet.”