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A Visit to the John Day Fossil Bed National Monument, OR May 7, 2014

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Lower Antelope Canyon AZ
Upper Antelope Canyon, AZ
Arches National Park, UT
Bodie Ghost Town, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Hanging Lake, CO
Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Mono Lake, CA
Mt Rainier National Park, WA
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA

Zion National Park, UT

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Caverns of Sonora, TX
Luray Caverns, VA
Jewel & Wind Cave, SD
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

I'm currently on a trip around the US & Canada, and stopped to visit the John Day Fossil Bed National Monument about 30 miles west of John Day, Oregon.

It is a huge monument with three main sections, the Sheep Rock Unit where I visited the Blue Basin, Foree, and the Visitor Center, and the Painted Hills Unit where I visited many different beautifully colored hills. I skipped the the third section, the Clarno Unit. By huge, I managed to drive almost 300 miles (including the drive from & back to John Day.) Definitely worth a visit. There are many short hikes that take you through the formations.

Sheep Rock Unit

The Fossil Bed Overlook
Blue Basin
Blue Basin
Blue Basin
Blue Basin
Blue Basin
Blue Basin
Blue Basin
Some Kind of Ground Bird
Cathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock

Painted Hills Unit

Along Bridge Creek Road
A Shoe Tree on US 26

I shot a couple of panoramas. Here is one of them. If you have a fast internet connection, Here is a large (2.62MB) version.

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