lizab, I'm so glad you like these photos! Mt. Hood seems to show up on the horizon in surprising places. The sunset photo was taken from its slopes (on the right side of the mountain as seen in the first photo). Warm regards, Jon
Christos, thank you for the like and the kind words. I was quite startled to discover this rugged and beautiful region not far from places I've visited frequently over the years. Best regards, Jon
Like an apparition, really beautiful!
Photo taken along Trapper Creek Trail
Photo taken from the Banks-Vernonia State Trail
ramblincasual, thank you for the visit and and for your comments. It's a beautiful place. Best regards, Jon
lizab, thank you for your visit and for the Likes. Yes, the Oregon high desert is quite different from the green (and currently very soggy) northwestern part of the state where I live. Not all of it is true desert, but most of the region is arid and sparsely populated, with an “old west” feel. Best regards, Jon
Arenal is really a great place, only the weather is frequently annoying.
A fantastic sight near Kohala Ranch, I like!
Excellent picture and amazing place, I like!