Union Peak from the eastern rim of Crater Lake.
Local areas of interest:
Crater Lake National Park near the retreat:
Nature's Survival: the Walking Tree.
The Rim Village at Crater Lake National Park is all that is open
Winter at Crater Lake:
Winter storms over Wizard Island from the rim village at Crater Lake National Park, page 1.
One of the many faces of Wizard Island during winter at Crater Lake, page 2.
Another of the many faces of Wizard Island during winter at Crater Lake, page 3.
Mt Scott rises to the occasion during winter at Crater Lake, page 4.
Crater Lake a shimmer in early winter, page 5.
Winter: Mt Thielsen in the Snow.
Summer Rains at Crater Lake:
Mt Thielsen rises above purple cast forests drenched in rain, page 1.
Rain drenched Wizard Island, page 2.
Rain paints the Phantom Ship and lake, page 3.
... and the sublime - Crater Lake.
The Pumice Castle on the eastern rim at Crater Lake.
Vidae Falls not far from Sun Notch: Hiking to the best view of Phantom Ship on Crater Lake.
The Phantom Ship driving on the eastern rim at Crater Lake, page 1.
The Phantom Ship at Crater Lake, page 2.
Hiking out on Sun Notch and the Phantom Ship at in the last vestiges of dawn.
A Volcanic Bouquet: Crater Lake Pinnacles on the Eastern Rim.
Mt Scott on the eastern rim of Crater Lake.
The Santiam Pass or Hwy 20 and 22.
A placid stream ~ the South Santiam on Hwy 20, or Over
... but a little tremulous now and then, the south fork of the Santiam River.
... and a tumble and a fall on the south fork of the Santiam River, on Hwy 20,
Three Fingered Jack winking through the trees on the Santiam Pass
Central Oregon, the high desert; the Oregon Outback.
Smith Rock: Rainbow Storm Clouds at Smith Rock.
Smith Rock: Storms at Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock: Smith Rock in Spring Storming.
Smith Rock: The Cliffs at Smith Rock Limned in Light and Shadow.
Smith Rock: The Storm begins to Clear the Face of Smith Rock.
Smith Rock: Light Clearing the Face of Smith Rock.
Smith Rock: Smith Rock Glittering in the Aftermath.
Smith Rock: Spring's Stormy Illumination.
Smith Rock: Nature's Cathedral in Morning Light.
Smith Rock: Life Expands atop Smith Rock.
Smith Rock: Morning Glory Wall from Misery Ridge.
Smith Rock: Morning Glory Wall at Smith Rock
Smith Rock: Monkey Face in Shadow.
Smith Rock: Monkey Face from atop Misery Ridge
The Crooked River Gorge in Central Oregon.
More Mountains: Newberry Volcanic National Monument ~
Paulina Falls at Newberry Crater National Monument.
Devil's Lake on the Cascade Lakes Hwy, driving north along the Cascade Mountains.
Wildlife Viewing in the high desert: Antelope near Silver Lake.
Lake Abert and Abert Rim - geologic and cultural wonders.
The Warner Mountains in Oregon's Outback:
Mushroom Rocks, one of my favorites :-)
On the road to Adel near the Oregon Nevada border.
Hey! We're "outback." Who can remember where all these photographs came from?
Sightseeing in the Oregon High Desert: Steens Mountain National Monument.
California Outback: The Surprise Valley Warner
The Past in the Present, page 1: Vista from Fandango Pass.
The Past in the Present, page 2: Fort Bidwell.
Past in the Present, page 3: The People's Church.
The Past in the Present, page 4: Pioneer Home.
The Past in the Present, page 5: North of Cedarville in Surprise Valley.
The Past in the Present, page 6: Cedarville in Surprise Valley.
The Past in the Present, page 7: Eagleville in Surprise Valley.
The South Warner Mountain Wilderness Area in NE California, page 1
The Warner Mountains in northeast California, page 2.
The Warner Mountains, page 3.
Cedar Pass in the Warner Mountains ~ Gateway to Surprise Valley.
Traveling West from the Warner Mountains: Pit River Waterfall upstream from Fall River Mills, California.
Traveling West from the Warner Mountains: Mt Shasta from Aden Pass in northern California
Shasta Trinity Tour and Travel Guide.
See the Travel Tour Directory: The Tour is a loop of around 100 miles to the retreat. The Travel Guide includes directions when traveling from California to Gathering Light ... a retreat.
McArthur Burney Falls State Park in northern California.
Mountains, Mountains, Mountains: Castle Crags State Park in California.
Mountains again ... Grey's Peak at Castle Crags State Park in California.
and again Castle Crags at the Railroad Park in Dunsmuir.
The Sacramento River on the walk to Mossbrae Waterfall.
Waterfalls at Dunsmuir: Mossbrae Waterfalls on the Sacramento River.
Waterfalls at Dunsmuir: Hedge Creek Falls in Dunsmuir, California.
Mountain Hiking: Bunny Flat Trailhead on Mt Shasta.
Castle Lake, page 1.
Castle Lake, page 2.
Castle Lake, page 3.
Castle Lake, page 4.
Castle Lake, page 5.
Volcanic Landscape in northern California.
Mt. Shasta from Hwy 97 in northern California.
Volcanic Legacy: Lava Beds National Monument.
Ashland, Oregon: Home of the Oregon Shakespearean Festival.
Autumn in the Hills of Ashland, Oregon.
Mt McLoughlin in the Southern Cascades,
Tiller, Oregon: South Umpqua River and Waterfalls.
It is possible to take in these waterfalls in one day, and at the same time see
Campbell Waterfall near Boulder Creek on the south fork of the Umpqua River.
South Umpqua Waterfall on the south fork of the Umpqua River.
Following a mountain path to Tiller and the South Umpqua River.
Waterfalls, Hiking Trails, Sightseeing on the Diverse Loop Tour.
Avenue of Giant Boulders on Mill Creek in Prospect Oregon.
Mill Creek Bridge.
The Rogue River downstream from the gorge in Autumn at Union Creek, Oregon.
The Rogue River just upstream from the gorge.
Rogue River cascades north of Union Creek on the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway.
Waterfall on the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway: National Creek Waterfalls.
Cascade Mountains in Winter: Mt Thielsen viewed while traveling north on the Rogue
Rabbit Ears: Early winter.
Travel Directions to Gathering Light ... a retreat on Hwy 58,
The Santiam Pass on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway:
The North Santiam River decked in wild
Marion Creek at Marion Forks and turning off the Santiam Pass
Mt Washington with snow covered flanks in spring on the Santiam Pass.
Mt Washington in the Cascades of Oregon, on a cloudy day in late
The McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic
Mt Jefferson just east of the Summit.
South & Middle Sister on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.
Summit on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.
Viewpoint at the Summit on the Scenic McKenzie Highway.
Mt Washington on the Summit.
Autumn on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.
Unmarked Waterfall hidden in the forest at a clearing on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.
The McKenzie Pass on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway:
Hiking the Waterfalls Loop Trail:
Park the car at Koosah Waterfall and begin.
Hike downstream on the wild and scenic McKenzie River to Carmen
A brief excursion off the trail to partake the McKenzie.
Koosah Waterfall again, photographed this time from across the river.
Hiking above Sahalie, and Sahalie Falls to the Rocky Gorge below.
The McKenzie River upstream from Sahalie Waterfalls.
Crossing the bridge on the Waterfalls Loop Hiking Trail and heading downstream again.
Powerful Sahalie Waterfall near the headwaters of the McKenzie River.
Hiking the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail in Autumn.
The "Aufderheide" from the McKenzie Bridge on Hwy 126, or the McKenzie Pass, to Hwy 58,
Hiking in the Three Sisters Wilderness: French Pete Trail on the
The tumultuous Roaring River on the "Aufderheide."
Highway 58 or the Willamette Pass through the
McCredie Hot Springs on the Willamette Pass.
Salt Creek Falls on the Willamette Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.
Diamond Peak viewed from Odell Lake on the Willamette Pass in Oregon.
Crescent Lake off the Willamette Pass, near Diamond Peak Wilderness Area.
The Umpqua River, including the Umpqua Waterfall Tour
The Umpqua River Watershed:
The Umpqua Watershed includes the North Umpqua River, the Little River,
Cottage Grove and the Row River - Tributary
Brice Creek: a series of small waterfalls with a very nice hiking and mountain biking trail.
A very easy hike, if you want to call it a hike, to Moon Falls on Layng Creek to a very beautiful waterfall.
Hiking on Layng Creek: Spirit Waterfalls: another beautiful waterfall, this hiking trail is rated more difficult.
The Umpqua River near Roseburg, Oregon.
My Idea of a Nice Vacation on the North Umpqua River.
Traveling from I - 5 at Sutherlin to Glide, Oregon. Accessing the North Bank Road
An unusual feature of geology results in colliding rivers at Glide, Oregon:
Glide, Oregon and the Little River - Tributary
Following the Little River to Cavitt Creek and the hike to Shadow Waterfalls in the
Historic Covered Bridge at Cavitt Creek in the Umpqua Watershed.
Sightseeing with a stop at Jim Creek to photograph the confluence
Cavitt Creek waterfalls at the BLM Cavitt Creek Recreation area:
Nature untrammeled: the hiking trail to Shadow Waterfall
USFS hiking trails: Hiking to Shadow Falls in the Umpqua National Forest.
USFS: hiking trails: Shadow Falls, a gem in a temperate rain forest.
Heading down the mountain from the trailhead at Shadow Falls.
After crossing the crossing the covered bridge once again, I turn right,
Wolf Creek Trailhead (rock)
Double Tiered Wolf Creek Waterfalls whispering
The upper tier of Wolf Creek Waterfalls, spun glass flowing across stone,
... and much later in the season, hiking to Wolf Creek Waterfalls in late September.
The Seasonal Faces of the Little River: Hiking in Late September
Grotto Waterfalls in the Umpqua National Forest,
Beautiful Yakso Waterfall off the Little River in the Umpqua River watershed,
Rugged Hemlock Waterfall not far from Yakso Waterfall, both off the Little River,
North Fork of the Umpqua River, one of Oregon's
People salmon fishing down river from Deadline Waterfalls on the Umpqua River.
Deadline Waterfalls, class 5 rapids, on the Umpqua, a wild and scenic river in Oregon.
Beautiful Susan Creek Recreation Area: Day Use - Picnicking
Hiking to Susan Creek Waterfall just off the Umpqua Scenic
Camping at Susan Creek in the Susan
Hiking Fall Creek Trail off the Umpqua Scenic Byway.
Hiking to beautiful Fall Creek Waterfall off the Umpqua Scenic Byway, in the wild and
Elevation Rock on the Umpqua River viewed from the Umpqua Scenic Byway.
... and how high did you say the water was? Steamboat Creek flooded, as did many rivers
View Little Waterfall on Steamboat Creek, tributary to the Umpqua River.
Swimming and just having Fun at Steamboat Waterfalls at Steamboat Campground.
Vibrant waters Umpqua River viewed from the Umpqua Scenic Byway.
Ol' Pa standing sentinel above the wild and scenic Umpqua River.
Paradise at the trailhead to Medicine Creek on the wild and scenic Umpqua River.
Whitehorse Waterfalls and Campground, viewing platform accessible from the parking area,
Clearwater Waterfalls, Picnic Area and Campground, easily viewed, requiring only a walk of 40
Trail Directions, hiking to Warm Springs Waterfall.
Wild Rhododendrons, a riot of pink, blooming in all the mountains passes in June.
Lemolo Lake, a reservoir on the Umpqua River: boating, fishing, swimming, hiking trails nearby:
... and perhaps see the Oregon and California Coasts,
See the Travel Directory for the Oregon Coast on Travel Byways and Getaways.
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Gathering Light ... a retreat
Cabins in the forest on the river near Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.