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Today’s feature: @kerirae33

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Today’s location: The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast from Florence to Coos Bay. Wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level provide numerous recreational opportunities including off-highway vehicle use, hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping. Visitors enjoy thick “tree islands,” open dunes, marsh-like deflation plains and beaches. Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time, these dunes are like no others in the world. This is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.

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#OregonDunesNationalRecreationArea #OregonCoast #FlorenceOregon #CoosBay #Oregon

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Today’s feature: @kerirae33

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Today’s location: The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast from Florence to Coos Bay. Wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level provide numerous recreational opportunities including off-highway vehicle use, hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping. Visitors enjoy thick “tree islands,” open dunes, marsh-like deflation plains and beaches. Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time, these dunes are like no others in the world. This is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.

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Image selected by curator @jeff_bell_photos

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#OregonDunesNationalRecreationArea #OregonCoast #FlorenceOregon #CoosBay #Oregon

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Today’s feature: @skylerhughes_photo 
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Today’s location: South Sister is the youngest (geologically speaking) and the tallest of the Three Sisters and is said to have last erupted about 1900 years ago. It’s main cone is primarily made up of andesite, dacite, and rhyodacite.
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#SouthSister #ThreeSisters #centralOregon #Oregon
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Today’s feature: @skylerhughes_photo 
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Today’s location: South Sister is the youngest (geologically speaking) and the tallest of the Three Sisters and is said to have last erupted about 1900 years ago. It’s main cone is primarily made up of andesite, dacite, and rhyodacite.
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Image selected by curator @jeff_bell_photos
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#SouthSister #ThreeSisters #centralOregon #Oregon
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Today’s feature: @adoria_the_explorer 
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Today’s location: Due to the location of Pittock Mansion, 1,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the best places for birdwatching in Portland.  In addition, the grounds provide panoramic views of downtown.
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#PittockMansion #PortlandOregon #PDX #Oregon
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Today’s feature: @adoria_the_explorer 
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Today’s location: Due to the location of Pittock Mansion, 1,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the best places for birdwatching in Portland.  In addition, the grounds provide panoramic views of downtown.
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Image selected by curator @jeff_bell_photos
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#PittockMansion #PortlandOregon #PDX #Oregon
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Today’s feature: @ums99 
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Today’s location: The lake itself is not visible from any point along the trail; and, although it doesn’t have an official name, it’s usually referred to as Bend Glacier Lake. We’ve also heard it called Iceberg Tarn. In any event, the glacial meltwater escapes through a deep gash in the relatively “fresh” moraine that Bend glacier pushed up in the not-too-distant geologic past. Follow the gash in the moraine up a rocky path to reach the lake. The eye-popping view from the lake’s outlet up to Broken Top is totally unexpected
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#BrokenTop #BendGlacierLake #IcebergTarn #Oregon
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Today’s feature: @ums99 
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Today’s location: The lake itself is not visible from any point along the trail; and, although it doesn’t have an official name, it’s usually referred to as Bend Glacier Lake. We’ve also heard it called Iceberg Tarn. In any event, the glacial meltwater escapes through a deep gash in the relatively “fresh” moraine that Bend glacier pushed up in the not-too-distant geologic past. Follow the gash in the moraine up a rocky path to reach the lake. The eye-popping view from the lake’s outlet up to Broken Top is totally unexpected
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Image selected by curator @jeff_bell_photos
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#BrokenTop #BendGlacierLake #IcebergTarn #Oregon
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Today’s feature: @mitchkatzer

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Today’s location: The Eagle Cap Wilderness lies in the heart of the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon on the Wallowa -Whitman National Forest. This country was first occupied by the ancestors of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe in 1400 A.D. and later the Cayuse, the Shoshone and Bannocks. The Eagle Cap Wilderness itself was used as hunting grounds for bighorn sheep and deer and to gather huckleberries. It was the summer home to the Joseph Band of the Nez Perce tribe. 1860 marked the year the first settlers moved into the Wallowa Valley.

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#EagleCapWilderness #WallowaMountains #WallowaWhitmanNationalForest #Oregon

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Today’s feature: @mitchkatzer

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Today’s location: The Eagle Cap Wilderness lies in the heart of the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon on the Wallowa -Whitman National Forest. This country was first occupied by the ancestors of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe in 1400 A.D. and later the Cayuse, the Shoshone and Bannocks. The Eagle Cap Wilderness itself was used as hunting grounds for bighorn sheep and deer and to gather huckleberries. It was the summer home to the Joseph Band of the Nez Perce tribe. 1860 marked the year the first settlers moved into the Wallowa Valley.

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#EagleCapWilderness #WallowaMountains #WallowaWhitmanNationalForest #Oregon

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Today’s feature: @evanbeth

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Today’s location: Seal Rock State Wayside - south of Newport and north of Waldport - has large off-shore rock formations, which are the habitat of seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The wayside includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach.

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#SealRock #SealRockStateWayside #OregonCoast #Oregon

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Today’s feature: @evanbeth

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Today’s location: Seal Rock State Wayside - south of Newport and north of Waldport - has large off-shore rock formations, which are the habitat of seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The wayside includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach.

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Image selected by curator @jeff_bell_photos

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#SealRock #SealRockStateWayside #OregonCoast #Oregon

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Thank you to all the entries for our Oregon Flora contest. And the winner is
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Winning image from: @debtracey
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Winning location: Stayton
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#StaytonOregon #ruralOregon #MarionCounty #Oregon
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Contest selections made by @ericmuhr

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Thank you to all the entries for our Oregon Flora contest. And the winner is
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Winning image from: @debtracey
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Winning location: Stayton
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#StaytonOregon #ruralOregon #MarionCounty #Oregon
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Contest selections made by @ericmuhr

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Each of the photographers featured in this contest will receive a free #Oregonexplored decal: www.etsy.com/listing/194049566

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Want to sponsor a future contest? Send us an email: Oregonexplored at gmail dot com

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