natgeotravel Video by @tobyharriman// Elowah Falls is one of many photogenic waterfalls found in the Columbia River Gorge that separates Washington and Oregon State. It’s only a short hike from the trailhead to see for yourself. Upper McCord Creek Falls is just beyond the Elowah waterfall and is gorgeous from numerous aerial angles.
Another piece of super flashy labradorite from my awesome cousin Jeni! I can’t wait to finish polishing these! #labradorite #jewelry #spectrolite #jewelrymaking #cabochon #lapidary #geology #healingcrystals #crystaljewelry #gemstones #rockhounds #rockhounding #oregonrockhounds #beautiful #wicca #oregon
Near the head of a landslide complex on Cape Meares in Oregon. A road runs across this slide area, and each time it moved downslope it was rebuilt, leading to layering of asphalt and gravel in some of the hummocks. Pavement fragments are found for about 50 meters downslope. Alder trees are the fastest to grow, so they cover more recent slide areas and fewer evergreens are found in these areas.
More #green greatness for #stpatricksday! One of our favorites - the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon (photos by Bob Wick, BLM).
Designated in 2000, the Cascade-Siskiyou was the first national monument in the country set aside solely to protect biodiversity, with some rare, some endangered, and some endemic (found only here) species. The convergence of three geologically distinct mountain ranges resulted in an area with remarkable biological diversity. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders 19 miles through the monument, offering challenging hikes with stunning views. Recreational activities - such as hiking, fishing and horseback riding - are allowed throughout the monument with consideration for sensitive plant and animal communities.
I love it when I cut open a rock and find a beautiful landscape looking back at me! Here is a freshly cabbed piece of Amethyst Sage Agate from Nevada, it looks like the trees and the wintertime shoreline of my favorite fishing lake!