From laws to landscapes Oregon and Utah span the scale of uniqueness.
Oregon ranks high in its moon like volcanic structures that pierce the sky and illuminate the eye.
View of Mt. Hood from Burnt Lake Oregon
Utah on the other hand, is chalk full of peaks; many of which happen to be connected unlike the Cascade Range of volcanoes that pimple the west coast.
Unknown Mountain Range SE Adjacent to Utah Lake
Oregon’s forests are moss covered and fairy filled. I’ve never hiked in anything so lush without having to cross country boarders.
Punchbowl Falls, Columbia River Gorge Oregon
Don’t let the desert fool you, the water is Utah is steamy and dreamy.
Diamond Fork Hot Springs Uinta National Forest Utah
I will say, I miss the west coast ocean swells…
Cape Lookout Oregon, Falcon Cove Oregon, San Juan Islands Washington
…and the epic spring/summer mountaineering.
Mt. Hood Summit 11,240 ft.
Its silly to compare volcanos to mountains, or oceans to hot springs when they’re all equally as nourishing in their own light. Any experience at the same destination is going to be a new journey. Comparing, analyzing, and thinking in general keeps us from “living” in the NOW: which is where I want to be. Here I am Utah! Let’s be friends.