|Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Bed National Monument|
While there were 0 miles on the trailer, the RAV4 didn't relax! I got an early start to visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and managed to put almost 300 miles on the clock. It is a large national monument, spread over three major sections. I visited the Sheep Rock Unit, and the Painted Hills, but skipped the Clarno Unit. Lots of photos - I'll do a separate page for most of them, but there are a few on today's LakeshoreImages page.
I shot a couple of panoramas, and used one of them for today's photo. If you have a fast internet connection, Here is a large (2.62MB) version.
It is an interesting place with all kinds of colors & formations. Not too many visitors, although I did meet and talked with an artist on one of the trails. My poor RAV4 is very dirty - many of the roads in the monument are gravel; good condition, but dusty. There are no car washes in John Day, so washing will have to wait.
Since it was already 5:30 when I got back to the campground, I picked up some baked chicken at the Thriftway grocery store in John Day.
Until tomorrow -