February 17, 2010
While driving through the Santiam Pass today along highway 22, it occurred to me that I don’t have a favorite. Favorite thing to look at in Oregon, that is. I asked David what he thought the most scenic thing in Oregon was and he was befuddled and had no answers really, either.
Today the sun came out over Santiam Pass. This rarely happens in winter. The ground was so cold that the forests held mist in them, and the effect of the sun coming through the mist and watery branches and ferns was impressive. Every mountain was there, and close, and incredibly white: Mt. Washington, Three-Fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson. It was sort of world-class today. At other times the Santiam Pass route is merely okay, which reminds me that so much depends on current conditions and state of mind.
What do you think is the most scenic area or areas of Oregon?
You? This is far harder to pin down than I first thought.