Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lava Cast Forest

Here some 6,000 years ago lava poured in a forest and as the molten stone surrounded the trunks of trees, it preserved the molds...

Oneonta Gorge

Impressive gorge in basalt rocks, more than 30 m deep and some 470 m long. At the far end are the 30 m tall...

Columbia River Gorge

Gorgeous canyon of Columbia River, up to 1,200 m deep. Canyon is some 130 km long and has numerous very impressive waterfalls. Microhabitats along...

Smith Rock

Spectacular, vertical cliffs at Crooked River. A popular site for climbing, the clifs are up to 180 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 44.36799 N 121.1409 W Categories: Cliffs Values: Geology,...

Painted Hills

Spectacular outcroppings of colored rocks over a larger area. There are red colored laterite outcroppings, dark colored layers of lignite and grey colored mudstone,...

Hells Canyon

Giant canyon of Snake River, the deepest one in the United States. The canyon is up to 2,436 m deep and up to 16...

Crack in the Ground

Unusual volcanic formation - some 3.2 km long and up to 9 m deep crack. It formed by the sinking of an enormous block...

Haystack Rock

A 72 m tall basaltic rock stack in the sea, near beach. At low tide it can be reached by foot. Location, GPS coordinates: 45.8844 N...

Fort Rock

An unusual landmark - tufa ring which rises 105 m above the surrounding plain. The diameter of this formation is around 1,360 m. Location, GPS...

Pomona Natural Bridge

A beautiful, impressive natural bridge which has formed in sandstone rock. It is 27.4 m wide and only 2.4 m wide. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.64882 N...