Fort Rock towers hundreds of feet above a flat plain, the remnant of a volcanic eruption that sent magma shooting up through the muddy bottom of what was once a lake.
It's also a year-round state park.
I ask myself: Why would I want to jump out of this perfectly functioning plane? Then it all happens so fast.
Preparing Oregon teachers to do lessons in which kids do things such as macroinvertebrate sampling and water quality tests was a major focus of the four-day workshop, which ended with the river trip
University of Washington researchers are testing an earthquake alert system as the Pacific Northwest prepares for the day when a 600-mile-long fault line looming off the coast unleashes a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
Scientists with NOAA now have even better views of a baby orca that has been born to an endangered group of killer whales off the San Juan Islands, marking the fifth birth among the region's three pods since December.
The sky is hardly the limit for the latest aviation project at the Redmond Airport.
Mount Hood didn't get a lot of snow last winter, and it disappeared quickly with our hot summer.
A human-caused fire burned 56 acres and forced some golfers at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to abandon their games Monday afternoon. The fire burned in gorse, the invasive ornamental shrub blamed for the fire that burned Bandon to the ground in 1936.
Scientists say a baby has been born to an endangered group of killer whales off Washington state, marking the fifth birth among the region's three pods since December.
Coos County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred on a blind corner of a sand road and the two drivers were unable to miss each other.
After getting himself unpinned, he was able to use his cell phone to "forward a pin drop of his location" to his group so they could find him, according to the Sheriff's Office.
"Really the beginning of Oregon archaeology is this one site," said archaeologist Richard-Patrick Cromwell. "Working this site, for Oregon archaeology, it'd be like excavating one of the pyramids."
Keechelus Lake is a lake and reservoir off I-90 in Washington.
For the first time in nearly half a century, archaeologists have returned to the site where the oldest known footwear in the world was discovered.
A hot springs camping trip turned disastrous for an Idaho couple, when their dogs went bounding into a pool that was boiling hot. The owner jumped in too, hoping to save them. He's now at Harborview Medical Center with burns on more than half his body.