Woodrat Mountain mid-launch
A view over the Applegate Valley from the hangliding/paragliding mid-launch site on Woodrat Mountain. Directly below lies the town of Ruch, as well as Mt. Baldy and Tallowbox Mountain across the way. Drive further up the road to access the upper launch.
View from the top of Woodrat Mountain (4124') outside Ruch, Oregon. This peak is a popular area for ...
Buncom is a ghost town in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. It was at one time a gold-mining ...
A spur off Anderson Butte south of Medford, Oregon has been deforested to provide a decent view of th...
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.