View from the top of Lee Peak (elev. 7,508') in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, Oregon. The view here is nice in all directions - to the north one can see all of Crater Lakes (Mt. Mazama) including Union Peak, Mt. Scott, & even distant Mount Bailey & Mt. Thielsen. To the south is Pelican Butte, Mountain Lakes Wilderness including Aspen Butte, Mt. McLoughlin, & even distant Mt. Shasta though it was in the clouds. In the immediate vicinity to the south is Luther Mountain, which was named to counter-attack this peak. Devils Peak, Lucifer, Venus, Jupiter, & Slate Peak are also in the vicinity. Directly below lies the Seven Lakes Basin & to the southeast one sees Upper Klamath Lake. The Pacific Crest Trail passes directly below the summit from the south to which I met three guys who had started at Siskiyou Summit near Ashland & were planning to hike all of Oregon to Cascade Lakes along the Columbia River, which would take roughly three weeks.
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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.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 Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.