~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Emerald Gorge, Columbia River, Oregon, U.S.A ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish by have everlasting life.
A Wild Calypso Orchid grows in heavily forested areas. The orchid is also know as the Fairy slipper or Venus's slipper. The species range of the calypso orchid is circumpolar. Found in the northern United States, Canada, Scandinavia, Russia & Japan. The species is considered threatened or endangered in several U.S. states & Sweden & Finland. It is virtually impossible to cultivate the calypso orchid due to a specific beneficial fungus associated with its roots
Breitenbush, OR U.S.A.. By mattdelcomyn The gentlest of the Breitenbush meadow pools, with the most elaborate rock work (she is leaning on the arm rest of a hot spring “chair” just in front of her with back support and embedded crystals!)
The Oregon Coast: A Scenic Road Trip from Portland
Tips for visiting the Oregon Coast on a day trip. Oregon Coast is is a great road trip from Portland, Oregon! Between the cliffs, the lighthouses, and the state parks, there is plenty to see and do! Fittwotravel.com
The Umpqua Hot Springs Trail is a short 0.3 mile hike to the springs. A "tub" is hewn out of the travertine deposits surrounding the springs. The springs, at a temperature of 108 degrees, is located on a bare rock face 150 feet above the North Umpqua River. From the tub, there is a view of Surprise Falls across the river.