August 2020 we embarked on a trip we had long wanted to undertake ... right here locally in Oregon. With friends Jim and Amy Shores we motored to the Painted Hills of Central Oregon.
The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and the yellows, golds, blacks and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the claystones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels. Once you see them for yourself, it’s pretty easy to understand why the Painted Hills are one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.