Monday, March 16, 2009
That's My World -- Oregon, Washington Coasts
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For My World today, I will show you some of the spectacular beauty of both the Oregon and Washington coasts. Driving along either of them will always take your breath away. In Newport, Oregon you will also find the Oregon Coast Aquarium where you can visit with sea otters in their caves.
Washington has Mt. Rainier and Oregon has Mt. Hood, another spectacular sight. Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of the city of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties.
Mount Hood's snow-covered peak rises 11,249 feet (3,429 m) and is home to twelve glaciers. (Older surveys said 11,239 feet (3,426 m), which is still often cited as its height). It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely. Still, the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7 percent, so the USGS characterizes it as "potentially active", but the mountain is informally considered dormant.
Washington has Snoqualmi Falls and in Oregon there is Multnomah Falls, another spectacular waterfall.
These next few shots are just a few of both the Oregon and Washington coasts. The first two are along the Washington coast.
Ane this one is the scenic train you can take for a really spectacular ride on the Oregon coast.
This shot is of Ruby Beach in Washington.
As you can see, somedays it's hard to get a sunny shot and both states do have a lot of fog and gray days along their coasts. But there is beauty even then, just a different kind. Both coasts are mostly wild and rugged although both also have some lovely flat beaches such as Cannon Beach in Oregon, seen here.
Whatever the weather, the beauty of Oregon and Washington is very hard to beat. Enjoy My World!