Iron Mountain, Linn County, OR

June 18, 2007: Iron Mountain, Linn County, OR: The promise of a nice spring day lured us back to Iron Mountain. Marvin had never been to the summit so that was our goal. The tree that blocked the access road had been removed so this trip we were able to …

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Rainier, Columbia County, OR

June 16, 2007: Rainier, Columbia County,  OR: Marvin found this deer outstanding in his field… looks like he will have a good crop of hay too.   byLarry

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Vinegar Hill, Grant County, OR

June 14, 2007: Vinegar Hill, Grant County, OR: Vinegar Hill towers over 8,100 feet but an unmaintained road leads to the summit. It was the middle of June but we were turned back by snow before reaching the top. It won’t be long before the summer sun melts this last …

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Summit Road, Union County, OR

June 13, 2007: Summit Road, Union County, OR: The winter snow has melted and Summit Road is open full length. The soil is still wet from snow melt and the wildflowers are ramping up although it is already too late for some of the early blooming species like Erythronium. Marvin …

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Sugar Pine Botanical Area, Clackamas County, OR

June 11, 2007: Sugar Pine Botanical Area, Clackamas County, OR: Chris and I stopped at the Clackamas River Ranger District Office in Estacada to purchase a map of the area and confer with rangers about the condition of forest service roads. We were interested in finding an example of the …

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