Interior view of the Grayback Snow-Survey Cabin, Oregon - built in 1944 for snow-surveyors monitoring snow depth to determine water supply for farmers and ranchers in the Applegate Valley below. This cabin is located at around 5400' elevation & is maintained by US Forest Service. Volunteers have stacked supplies for overnight visitors. Woodstove, beds up above, and a cozy setting amidst the woods. Nearby is the Grayback Meadows & Grayback Mountain, the highest point in Josephine County. Because of its historical rustic appearance, it is requested that no one graffiti the outside of this cabin.
My second visit to this cabin, this spherical panorama taken January 12, 2012
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.