Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Natural wonders

Wonders which have been created mainly by nature.

South Falls in Silver Falls State Park

Gorgeous, 54 m tall waterfall with a single plunge over a rock overhang. Nearby are 10 other waterfalls, many of them quite impressive. Location, GPS...

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...

Oregon Caves

Beautiful show caves which were discovered in 1874. Caves have formed in marble and through the cave system flows a river - River Styx....

Sea Lion Caves

A system of enormous sea caves with up to 38 m tall ceiling. Here lives a group of Steller's sea lions - during the...

Borax Lake

Thermal lake which is fed by hot springs. The temperature of the lake surface is between 16 and 38 degrees C and also higher....

Mickey Hot Springs

Geothermal field with thermal springs and mudpots. The hottest springs are boiling. Here have existed also intermittent springs. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.67851 N 118.34823 W Categories: Geothermal fields,...

Pumice Desert

Here a very thick layer of pumice and ash has created a dry area where the water permeates the ground too fast to sustain...