"Wilderness is not intended for man. It is a reminder that the world is not our toy, or even a safe shell to hide under. We need a place where we do not belong..."
William Sullivan, Listening for Coyote, p. 22.
Oregonized is a collection of original images I have collected while living in Salem, Oregon. They may be from wanderings in the Willamette Valley, or adventures in the Central Cascades. Others still were taken farther out in the Eastern part of the State. Enjoy these inspiring encounters with the wild, and with nature!
Sandy River basin, near Sandy, Oregon. Looking north, across the Gorge, at Gifford Pinchot National Forest. There’s a great trail that takes off from the dead end at SE Marcy St. and heads down to the Sandy River waterfront, via the newly formed Sandy River City Park.
Driving time from Salem 1 hour 26 minutes.