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Dee Wright Observatory

Built in 1935, the Dee Wright Observatory is located at McKenzie Pass, Oregon & offers a view of the vast lava flows created from nearby Little Belknap, Belknap Crater, & Yapoah Crater.  It is a popular stopping point along Highway 242, being built out of the local lava rock w/ an azimuth peak-finder on top.  From here on can see Mt. Washington to the north, Belknap Crater & Little Belknap, & of course Middle & North Sisters in the Three Sisters Wilderness.  The lava flows themselves are dated at 2,000-3,000 years young on the geologic scale.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 25/08/2016
Uploaded: 25/08/2016


Tags: dee wright observatory; vista; vantage; overlook; central; oregon; mount washington; three sisters; wilderness; lava flow; mckenzie pass; highway 242; belknap crater; little belknap; kipuka
More About USA

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.

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