Eastern Oregon is mostly high desert with some green valleys dotted here and there. Volcanic formations kept me interested in a landscape I was beginning have enough of. The John Daly Fossil Bed was spectular.
Coming up to McKenzie Pass the scenery began to change. The summit was like another planet, the road cut through an ancient lava field which provided an "out of this world" view that stretched out for miles.
After McKenzie Pass the landscape, weather and the attitude of the people changed. This was the green, cooler more liberal Oregon I was expecting. Eugene was an interesting introduction to the west and a fun place to take a few days off.