Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The sun shone behind the mountains, and bright sunbeams filtered through the trees. Each turn of the narrow road offered a different landscape view until I reached the crater. The lake has an intense dark blue due to its depth and the transparency of its waters, surrounded by vertical rocks. In the center, there is a small island with large trees that contrast against the sparkling water.

Driving Through Oregon

Before sunrise, the temperature was below freezing, and with the first rays of light, I found some frozen plants by the roadside. When I started to cross the valleys, the landscape changed. Everything was covered with wildflowers, and the fields swayed and moved with the wind, forming yellow waves in a fantastic vegetal ocean. I stopped on the side of the road when a bald eagle flew by and perched on a tree near the river.

Painted Hills, Oregon

The red soils formed when the area was warm and humid during a tropical period, while the yellows are from a drier and colder era. The darker and black soils and the gray regions correspond to organic matter developed along the valley. There are abundant fossil remains of early horses, camels, and prehistoric rhinoceroses.

Mount hood, Oregon

Mount Hood, called Wy’east by the Multnomah tribe, is Oregon’s most emblematic and representative mountain. It’s the highest peak in the state at approximately 11,239 feet high. It maintains its snow throughout the year, and even its ski slopes operate uninterrupted in all four seasons.