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Date: August 20th 2011
Today, I dive headlong into the Oregon Cascades. My choice for doing so is the North Umpqua Canyon, which the North Umpqua River has eroded through the western part of the mountains. The lava was much harder than the rocks cut by the Klamath, so this canyon gives the expected view of a narrow ravine through basalt rocks.