Total Solar Eclipse 2017 will Hit Oregon

Solar Eclipse Oregon

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in Oregon The world’s greatest natural phenomena, the solar eclipse is coming to the United States on August 21, 2017, creating a 90-mile wide total pathway in Oregon before sweeping to Idaho, Idaho, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, and Maine. The next total solar eclipse…

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Mount Hood – Cascade Range in Oregon

Mount Hood

Author: Olga Karavaeva The highest mountain in Oregon and the 4th highest in the Cascade Range, Mount Hood is located about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Portland metropolitan area. The mountain serves as a major contributor of water, scenic, and recreational resources sustaining the agricultural and tourist sectors…

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Shore Acres State Park – Oregon Coast

Shore Acres

Shore Acres Park Region: South Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Coos Access allowed: Year-round, dawn to dusk Accommodations: Sunset Bay State Park campground Service: Information and gift shop Dogs: Not allowed Fees: $5 per vehicle per day Passes: 12- or 24- month day-use parking permit for State Parks Coastal Passport Sunset Bay campground receipt GPS Coordinates:…

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Spouting Horn & Thor’s Well at Cook’s Chasm

Spouting Horn

Click to Enlarge Spouting Horn & Thor’s Well Region: Central Oregon Coast, U.S. County: Lincoln Access allowed: Year-round Service: Visitor center, cafe, guided hikes, picnicking, restrooms.  Fees (Devils Churn Site): $5 per vehicle or Interagency Senior/Access/Military Passes Fees (Cook’s Chasm Site): Free GPS coordinates: 44.2779388,-124.1131421 Address: 2400 Highway 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498 Phone: 541-547-3289, 877-444-6777 (for…

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Wallowa Mountains & Lake in Oregon

Wallowa Lake

Click to Enlarge&Move The Wallowa Lake in Oregon, is not just stunning because of its pristine clear cool waters, and also because it is surrounded on three sides by the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains. The Wallowas are often called  “Americas Little Switzerland” for alpine lakes and meadows. Considered to have been created as a…

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Alvord Hot Springs

Alvord Hot Springs

Click to Enlarge Alvord Hot Springs Features Water Properties Water temperature (pools): 100°F (38°C) – 104°F (40°C) Water temperature (sources): 125°F (52°C) – 170°F (77°C) Water acidity level: neutral (pH=7.7) Type of spring: sodium bicarbonate chloride Chemical used: none ____________ Access allowed: year-round; 24 hours, the roads can be closed due to winter road conditions Development: partly developed…

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Terwilliger Hot Springs – Cascade Mountains

Terwilliger Hot Springs

Terwilliger Hot Springs, also known as Cougar Hot Springs, is a day-use only location that is open from sunrise to sunset during the week. Set in the heart of the Willamette National Forest, the springs can only be found by a trail. The quarter-mile trail to the hot springs is easy and…

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