Painted Hills in Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon
The Painted Hills is one of three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Central Oregon. Formed over 30 million years ago by different volcanic eruptions and changing climate patterns, layers of ash were covered by water and the area formed a lake bed. Eventually the lake dried up and after exposure to air and water, the minerals in the volcanic ash oxidized. The colors shift and change depending on the time of day, weather and the seasons.
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Portland Oregon is a city that feels like a small town surrounded by rivers, forest, lakes, and volcanos.
Bike rides and picnics
The access to nature surrounding Portland makes you forget you live in a city sometimes.
It takes a long time for summer to begin.
It’s against the law to pump your own gas in Oregon.
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