I went to 2 different Rock and Gem shows while in the area. I enjoys looking at the rocks from the area and also from all over the world. I did buy a pendant!
Cascade Highway is one of Oregon’s scenic by-ways. It was a great drive. Good hikes and scenery.
Another was devil’s lake, which was an interesting green lake -
One area that I enjoyed was around Camp Sherman. The river there is the Metolius. The picture below was taken at the head of the river, which comes from a spring.
On one of the rivers was a huge fish hatchery. It’s hard to tell, but the picture below has thousands of tiny fish.
I had thought that I was going to drive to John Day national monument and camp there for a few days, but someone suggested I go for a day visit to see if I really needed more than one day. I probably could have done 2 days, but decided my one trip was enough. John Day has 3 different areas. They are known for their painted sand, rock formations and fossils.
I also went to the Dee Wright Observatory on one of the scenic byways. The observatory was built from the local lava.
While hiking this trail I wondered how they cleared the lava to make it.