Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gone to Oregon

Oregon - Oregon Coast

Sent by: jschwab
From: Portland, Oregon, USA
For: North America Meets the World Round Robin - Group 319
Notes: Oregon has 363 miles (584 km) of coastline along the Pacific Ocean. It is divided into three sections - the North Coast, the Central Coast and the South Coast.  The North Coast boasts the longest stretch of unbroken beach.  Due to the Oregon Beach Bill of 1967, free beach access is given to everyone.  The Central Coast has fewer sandy beaches than the North Coast, but a greater number of bays, cliffs and terraces.  The South Coast is more mountainous, but has both beaches and cliffs.  The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is also located along the South Coast, with dunes over 500 ft (150 m) high.

Unfortunately, this card does not tell me where any of the sites on this card are actually located along the coast.  

Oregon - Lava River Cave, Deschutes National Forest

Sent by: FlagGazer
From: Crooked River Ranch, Oregon, USA
For: North America Meets the World Round Robin - Group 310
Notes: This is the Lava River Cave, located in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon.  Within the forest is the Newberry National Volcanic Monument containing 50,000 acres (20,000 ha) of lakes, lava flows and other geologic features.  The cave is a lava tube, and is the longest in Oregon at 5,211 ft. (1,588 m) in length.  The eruption that created the cave occurred about 80,000 years ago.  

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