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Oregon Caves Travel Guide ?>

Oregon Caves Travel Guide

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, the Oregon Caves offer a scenic, often overlooked oasis for the adventurous-at-heart. The Oregon Caves are solutional caverns made of marble, created by groundwater that seeped into cracks in the rock, widening them until they reached the size of tunnels. Besides the various options for cave exploration, there are a number of hiking and walking trails in the immediate vicinity, one of which offers a fantastic view of the Illinois Valley. My husband…

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Visiting the Painted Hills Unit in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument ?>

Visiting the Painted Hills Unit in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Set against the rollicking hills of rural Eastern Oregon are fossil remnants of an ancient ecosystem. Hidden within striking rock faces of angular and crumbling sediment, the Painted Hills Unit in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are a must-see for out-of-towners and Oregonians alike. With adventure on the agenda, my husband and I set out for Mitchell, Oregon, excited to witness the incredible beauty of the Painted Hills. What to Do: Painted Hills Unit Scenic viewpoints and trails…

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