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Went to the Willamette Mission Park just north of Salem yesterday.

 

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Huge bigleaf maple right on the trail

 

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Savanna-like landscape. Taken right next to a prairie

 

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Willamette River (Wheatland Ferry is in the other direction)

 

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Took country roads leading into Highway 219 back home. Much better than I-5. (Don’t worry, I wasn’t in the driver’s seat.)

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Went to the Willamette Mission Park just north of Salem yesterday.     Huge bigleaf maple right on the trail     Savanna-like landscape. Taken right next to a prairie     Willamette River (Wheatlan

Got a nice hike in on the south side of Mt. Adams the other day (Shorthorn Trail #16). The beargrass bloom is stunning in the burn area between 4,500’ and 5,500. A little early for alpine flowers as

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Went to the Willamette Mission Park just north of Salem yesterday.

 

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Huge bigleaf maple right on the trail

 

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Savanna-like landscape. Taken right next to a prairie

 

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Willamette River (Wheatland Ferry is in the other direction)

 

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Took country roads leading into Highway 219 back home. Much better than I-5. (Don’t worry, I wasn’t in the driver’s seat.)

They have occasional cougar sightings in the park. Mission Lake has decent fishing for panfish, bass and whatever else gets stranded in there when the river floods in the winter.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 36.14" 

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge last year around this time:

 

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Lake County is beautiful. Admittedly I’ve never been south of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley but there’s a lot of fault block features and wide open spaces. Really I just like how remote it is. The sky seems massive and you can see for dozens of miles.

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Lake County is beautiful. Admittedly I’ve never been south of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley but there’s a lot of fault block features and wide open spaces. Really I just like how remote it is. The sky seems massive and you can see for dozens of miles.

My buddy and I used to hang out in that area a lot!   Crack in Ground, Hole in Ground and cave hunting.  Pretty country but any country is pretty when your away the people and crowds 

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Felt inspired by this thread to post some of my better “in nature” photos over the last 3 years. Had lots of material from several different locations...Orcas Island, Anderson Island, Sourdough Gap, Chinook Pass, Mt.Hood and Walput lake. I have thousands of photos but I’ll try to get the best ones.

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I made this hokey montage of famous Cascade peaks after a trip in August 2015. What's interesting about it is that it shows what may have been all-time record low snowpacks on each mountain following the infamously crappy winter of 2014-15.

 

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DaBears 1, Garbage 0.

 

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Went to the Willamette Mission Park just north of Salem yesterday.

 

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Huge bigleaf maple right on the trail

 

F6BE2634-B5C9-4173-A173-ECC6493659EE.png

 

Savanna-like landscape. Taken right next to a prairie

 

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Willamette River (Wheatland Ferry is in the other direction)

 

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Took country roads leading into Highway 219 back home. Much better than I-5. (Don’t worry, I wasn’t in the driver’s seat.)

I love taking the back country roads on either side of the Willamette Valley. Never been out that way but I got to try sometime, also need to explore the areas down towards Eugene more.

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They're going to need metal barriers next time and stronger locks.

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Mirror Lake, Highlands NC. Thought that cage would keep the bears out. Whoops.

 

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I would imagine that took the bear about 3 seconds to open. We keep our garbage cans in the garage for that reason.
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I love taking the back country roads on either side of the Willamette Valley. Never been out that way but I got to try sometime, also need to explore the areas down towards Eugene more.

 

Lots of beautiful things to see. The drive on OR 126 from Florence to US 20 would be better if it were a 4-lane divided freeway but other than that it's awesome.  ;)

 

Gets obnoxious being behind trucks and not being able to see the beauty in front of you.

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Springfield, Oregon cold season 19-20 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 34 (Nov 30)
  • Coldest low: 20 (Nov 29)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 63 (Most recent: Apr 14)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 1 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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Lots of beautiful things to see. The drive on OR 126 from Florence to US 20 would be better if it were a 4-lane divided freeway but other than that it's awesome.  ;)

 

Gets obnoxious being behind trucks and not being able to see the beauty in front of you.

Maybe try pulling over and going for a walk. Sweet creek falls is a great spot on that route.

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Maybe try pulling over and going for a walk. Sweet creek falls is a great spot on that route.

 

Would love to see it one day. Would also love to see the beautiful sights with a more open road and a wider vista. I know I'm in the minority bigly on this.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 19-20 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 34 (Nov 30)
  • Coldest low: 20 (Nov 29)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 63 (Most recent: Apr 14)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 1 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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Would love to see it one day. Would also love to see the beautiful sights with a more open road and a wider vista. I know I'm in the minority bigly on this.

Many would argue a giant freeway would diminish scenic beauty and the backroads character of the area.

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Lots of beautiful things to see. The drive on OR 126 from Florence to US 20 would be better if it were a 4-lane divided freeway but other than that it's awesome. ;)

 

Gets obnoxious being behind trucks and not being able to see the beauty in front of you.

I just goggled the route and I can see what you mean. Sometimes when I go to the Coast I just want to take it slow and enjoy the scenery but there's always tailgaters who make you speed up. It ruins the drive for me.

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Heading for Silver Falls. Look out Andrew!

Nice! Did you drive in through Silverton or the southern route? If you come in through Silverton you will pass by my place, though I am off the main highway about a half mile. We are about 2 miles from North Falls. The creek is running higher than normal for this time of year so the falls should look nice today.

Snowfall                                  Precip

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 36.14" 

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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I love taking the back country roads on either side of the Willamette Valley. Never been out that way but I got to try sometime, also need to explore the areas down towards Eugene more.

The country down around Scio and Sweet Home ranks high in my book.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 36.14" 

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Nice! Did you drive in through Silverton or the southern route? If you come in through Silverton you will pass by my place, though I am off the main highway about a half mile. We are about 2 miles from North Falls. The creek is running higher than normal for this time of year so the falls should look nice today.

I went through from the north so through Silverton (nice town). Just finished the full trail of ten falls. Will post pictures when I get home as they are on my camera. The falls looked wonderful today, lots of water.

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I went through from the north so through Silverton (nice town). Just finished the full trail of ten falls. Will post pictures when I get home as they are on my camera. The falls looked wonderful today, lots of water.

Could have something to do with all of the Scottish weather we have been seeing.

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Hiked up Mt. Pisgah in Eugene yesterday. Nice little hike. 

 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 36.14" 

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Hiked up Mt. Pisgah in Eugene yesterday. Nice little hike. 

 

 

 

Beautiful pics... I love the area around Eugene.

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I was doing a Google tour of the area around Eugene... is this all logging scars in the foothills?    

 

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I was doing a Google tour of the area around Eugene... is this all logging scars in the foothills?    

 

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I believe so.

Springfield, Oregon cold season 19-20 Stats:

  • Coldest high: 34 (Nov 30)
  • Coldest low: 20 (Nov 29)
  • Days with below freezing temps: 63 (Most recent: Apr 14)
  • Days with sub-40F highs: 1 (Most recent: Nov 30, 2019) *Fewest all-time*
  • Total snowfall: 0.0"
  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31F)
  • Last White Christmas: 1990
  • Significant wind events (gusts 45+): 0

Personal Stats:

  • Last accumulating snowfall: February 27, 2019
  • Last sub-freezing high: Jan 14, 2017 (31)
  • Last White Christmas: 2008
  • Total snowfall since joining TheWeatherForums: 20.7"

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