The Cascades

This summer I journeyed out to Central Oregon to visit my brother and his family. While there, I decided to climb Mt. Bachelor. While a relatively diminutive peak, the popular ski slope is still a great day hike.

17mm @ f/11, 1/250, ISO 100
17mm @ f/11, 1/250, ISO 100

Mount Bachelor is part of the Cascade range, a volcanic mountain chain that cuts through the U.S. Pacific Northwest and into Canada. The range divides the state of Oregon into two very different biomes, with the western side boasting lush, green vegetation thanks to regular precipitation. However, on the eastern side of the mountains, a rain shadow effect results in greatly decreased precipitation and the evergreen and deciduous forests of the West give way to high desert scrub.

During my drive from Portland to Bend, I had a chance to enjoy both sides of the range, and as usual took some photos to document my journey. Enjoy!

58mm @ f/7, 1/320, ISO 100
58mm @ f/7, 1/320, ISO 100
14mm @ f/4, 1/160, ISO 400
14mm @ f/4, 1/160, ISO 400
85mm @ f/8, 1/250, ISO 100
85mm @ f/8, 1/250, ISO 100
70mm @ 1/200, f/6.3, ISO 100
70mm @ 1/200, f/6.3, ISO 100
200mm @ f/11, 1/200, ISO 200
200mm @ f/11, 1/200, ISO 200
120mm @ 1/200, f/11, ISO 200
120mm @ 1/200, f/11, ISO 200
105mm @ 1/125, f/16, ISO 400
105mm @ 1/125, f/16, ISO 400
17mm @ 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 100
17mm @ 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 100
70mm @ 1/640, f/4, ISO 100
70mm @ 1/640, f/4, ISO 100
17mm @ 1/15, f/4, ISO 400
17mm @ 1/15, f/4, ISO 400

Be sure to check out all the high-resolution shots in my set on Flickr.

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