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The Painted Hills Unit is what I consider to be Oregon's least known and most beautiful gem being a colorist that I am.  The Painted Hills were formed by volcanic ash deposits over a period of millions of years cast out by volcanoes as distant as Sumpter and Granite, to those of the Strawberry Mountains near John Day, and others long past near Ashwood and Madras, Oregon.  Here at the Unit there are several trails one can lose themselves upon, firstly, there is the Painted Hills Overlook Trail that climbs slightly above the Main Valley where is often found painters during the mornings and evenings capturing the differing hue changes of the valley beneath them as the sun crosses overhead.  Across from the entrance to the Overlook Trail, rising above the Main Valley is the Carroll Rim Trail that offers fantastic views in every direction of the Unit.  Then there is the Leaf Hill Trail where exposed diggings are heaped upon the ground where early geologist surveyed the landscape for early life in Oregon.  A short distance past the Leaf Hill is the trail that navigates around the Red Hill, best photographed in the early morning and late afternoon into evening.  The final trail is the Painted Cove Trail that meanders around an ashen hillside where one can nearly reach out and touch the hill.  Within the Unit one may see Pronghorn Antelope, Black Bear, Mule Deer, Elk, Coyote, and one day I came across a Porcupine waddling past.  To my surprise, while walking through the Unit I came across an Oregon Green Boa, one of the most striking and beautiful colored snakes I have ever seen.  In the sky you may see a Golden Eagle, a variety of hawks, as well as a multiple collection of songbirds near the rest area near the entrance of the Unit at the Kiosk.  
Watch For Rattlesnakes!!!
While touring here in the Painted Hills, during the afternoon, there are two locations one may choose to visit, one being the historic Burnt Ranch that rests along the John Day River beneath the rising volcanic plug you see here to the left, a few miles beyond the turn of the Painted Hills Unit.  The final destination would be a drive to Twickenham, where walls of basalt rise up alongside the roadway, and during the rains, waterfalls streams down their faces offering the photographer the opportunity to capture Red and Brown Basalt with multitudes of greenery lying beneath the descending waters.  One of the sites between the Painted Hills Unit and Twickenham is the image you see to the left here of an ancient caldera where now only rests the sides of the huge volcano.  One can spend every day of their life here and never are the scenes identical.  For those of you who pray to capture a scene unlike any other, you may wish to rise from your bed before the sun, and stay out late when the full moon rises above the horizon as it gifts the Hills with light.  From sunrises to sunsets, to rainbows and meteorites, this location changes skin like chameleons change color to their ever changing environment.
 
           
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