Thank you! We traveled from Seattle to San Francisco in 2009 via 112–101-Mount St Helens- Columbia River-Bonneville Dam-Mary Hill-Biggs Jct-Shaniko-John Day Fossil Beds-Clarno Unit-The Blue Basin-Picture Gorge-Painted Hills-Crooked River-372-Crater Lake-Bandon-101-Cape Blanco-El Norte County-Eureka-Ferndale-211-Petrolia-Eel River-Rockefeller Forest-Shelter Cove (The Lost Coast)-101-Mendocino- and enjoyed every part of the journey.

The Painted Hills are unforgettable. A perfect illustration of the geological process, a work of art in the style of Mendini produced by nature, silent witnesses of evolution theory. Quite a journey too. It was steaming hot while we walked around, adding to the eerie atmosphere of the valley. You know, it seems as if you see a group of giant monsters, asleep but may be awakening angrily from the slightest disturbance. Is that one hill moving?

O yes, don’t miss them. Take a large parasol and a tank of fresh water with you. And don’t wake them up!

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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