Island in Time Trail, Sheep Rock Unit, John Day

Island In Time Trail [1.3 mile round trip] This trail follows the canyon floor and gently ascends through blue-green canyon walls. Exhibits and fossil replicas along the trail tell the story of the fossil landscape. This trail has 220 feet of mostly gradual elevation gain. This area is so amazing, I could spend days here […]

Crater Lake Part 3, The Pinnacles

In the lower elevation southeast corner of Crater Lake National Park, the Pinnacles are a group of volcanic pumice spires, colored various shades of grey and brown, formed by erosion along the south edge of the steep-sided canyon of Wheeler Creek, a tributary of the larger Sand Creek that begins beneath the southern slopes of […]