I had to go to Prineville, Oregon, this week for work, and along the way my co-worker and I stopped off at the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument to take our lunch break.
It was stunning.
The bands of color in the hills are created by the different rock/soil types, and were just amazing.
There were also some beautiful wildflowers; this is a wild onion, Allium sp.
I don't have much to say in this post, because the pictures say it all.
There's a geocache here too, and I'm glad I planned it out right to make this my 600th find. I like to get special caches on the milestones, and this one definitely fits.
Oregon is such an amazingly beautiful and varied state.