Hello Street Rats!
Two Saturdays ago we packed up the Recreational Vehicle and headed south east to the center of Oregon. Some points of interest:
1)The John Day Fossil Beds
2)The High Desert Museum
3)Crater Lake National Park
At the first point one learns that Oregon used to be a wet jungle similar to Panama. But it seemed to get more arid every time it was repaved with lava floods (which seemed rather frequent). In short, it has lots of layers with various flora and fauna fossils stuck in between.
At the second point one learns many things about The West. A tremendous amount of timber was cut down so that mine shafts could be built. Donkeys and obsidian are useful. Eagles want to kill us (the signs didn't explicitly say this, but if you had seen those eyes....).
According to information at the park, the Klamath tribe forbid members from going up the former Mount Mazama (what with the eruptions and such), but wikipedia says they went there on "vision quests". It does have a mystic feel about it.
It was a nice trip and I hope you all were well.
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