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Outside the Painted Hills

The iconic view of Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is off limits to exploring. However, there a couple “mini” colorful ash areas outside the unit where you can hike and explore and let your mind wander in the stillness that is uninterrupted by vehicles and viewers. Here are a few pictures from May. I hope to hang out there more in the future.

Painted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil BedsPainted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil Beds
Painted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil Beds
Painted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil Beds
Painted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil Beds
Painted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil Beds


Painted Hills, Mitchel OR, John Day Fossil Beds