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Old 03-08-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Resident of beautiful SW Oregon. I also love the mountains of the Northeast (Wallowas, Elkhorns,etc.). Just last week I hung out in Astoria, way upon in the Northwest. Loved it! Really neat historical area, bald eagles and weland all about, rowdy weather. I have not spent much time in the Southeast, except a blissful trip out to Malheur wildlife refuge in the 1990s. I want to go check out the pronghorn one day, maybe this summer.

What is your favorite corner of Oregon?
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Interesting observation. I have a friend with a family homestead outside Pistol River, and it is one of the most magical places I have ever been. I don't really have a favorite corner, but like you I have really enjoyed the Wallowas and Astoria. I worked on a fishing boat out of Astoria when I was younger, so got to know the town pretty well, and still have friends there.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I found Astoria to be a nice discovery. Too many typos is that opening post. I meant wetlands, not welands. Quite a few small estuaries around the mouth of the Columbia.

Cool that you worked on a fishing boat LC! The place seemed very maritime to me. Loved that.

I also liked looking over at Saddle Mountain, rising up out of the Coast Range like a gum drop left in the microwave. Weird looking and majestic little peak.

A lot of clearcuts up that way though. Timber country. Made me think of "Sometimes a Great Notion." Saw some old Sitka spruce that took my breath away. Glad they weren't all cut.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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It's hard for me to pick just one area of Oregon that I like the most, all of these areas have their allure to them. The SE has its wide open spaces, one can drive for miles without seeing another soul. The SW has its rugged terrain and one can hike for hours without running into another person and just sit back and watch the wildlife. NE is awesome with the Blues, Elkhorn and the Wallowa Mts and the NW has its thick forest of Spruce and Himlock, there all places a person should visit while they have the chance. It's hard to just pick one.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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I love the NE corner of Oregon, especially Hell's Canyon and the Wallowas. I like Enterprise and Joseph and La Grande as well. I just wish I could get out there more often, but it's probably for the best that there's some distance between us Portland folks and that region, less we end up turning into it another Bend...

I love Astoria and the NW coast and the SW area as well, but the NE just seems so grand in terms of scenery. Can't wait to maybe get out there this summer...

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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It's hard to beat the diversity of the Siskiyou-Klamath ecoregion in the SW corner of the state. On the lee side, there are some almost desert-like landscapes around Table Rock as well as the forests and other attractions of the Rogue Valley. On the windward side you have the coast with the Boardman Corridor and the Winchuck Redwoods.

But I really like the Steens, too. Haven't been out that way in quite a while.
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