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The Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah National Park is just an hour drive from Washington D.C at it’s north end at Front Royal.  Steeped in history and beauty, this 105 Skyline Drive could be a pleasant day trip or a week-long excursion.  We chose the former and though most people wouldn’t consider a 10 hour day in the car […]

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The Rogue River Gorge

From Crater Lake, take Hwy 62 towards Prospect to discover this beautiful gorge and hike the trails along it.  Between Crater Lake and the Rogue River Gorge lies this gorge where the sides are eroding into spires similar to the “Fossil Fumaroles” of the nearby Pinnacles Overlook.  There’s no sign to give it a name […]

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Crater Lake National Park

 The Pumice Desert:  When Mt. Mazama erupted ~7,700 years ago, it send red-hot, glowing avalanches of pumice and other volcanic rock down the slopes to flood the valley below.  Now, these Pumice Deserts have pumice deposits as deep as 100 feet.  Although there is water under the suface, there isn’t enough soil to allow plants […]

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