Oregon in Autumn With a little more than 4 million people in 98,000 square miles (the 9th largest state), Oregon boasts a huge amount of undeveloped land - which is sometimes left in a natural and glorious condition, but as often logged. Much of the state is quite beautiful and naturally diverse. The towns are varied running from rustic to industrial. A high point of my travels there was Smith Rock State Park, a rock climbing Mecca - but also marvelous for hiking and simply enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife; it took the greater part of my photographic focus in a 12 day stay. I went to Oregon to visit friends so I did not plan my route to find high drama or exotic fauna, but what I did find was lovely to experience, and there is more than shown here. I encourage you to visit if you enjoy the natural world, small town America and a creative, non-judgmental community. (Yes, I generalize.)
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