Dee Wright Observatory, Blue River

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  • We arrived in the middle of a snow storm so couldn’t see too much and the steps were slippy but worth going. The surrounding area has been hit by fire so was a bit desolate  more »
  • Recent fires have left much of the forests along the Old McKenzie Highway ravaged and bleak. Vast stands of dead trees line the roadway leading up to McKenzie Pass and the Dee Wright Observatory. The ...  more »
  • Dee Wright Observatory is one of the most unearthly places I have ever known that exist in the states. The sun was going down pretty fast so it was one photo after another of the many interpretation signs along the walking trail. Mount Jefferson with the pressure ridges to the front of photo, the Three Sister, Lava Levees, Dwarf Trees and the Observatory Tower are all for viewing in Silhouette form, as the last of the light was upon us. Great site you would not want to miss, the road can be very curvy and narrow at times, but well maintained when it is open for traveling. :)
  • Very cool place to check out. They have a trail with informational signs as you travel down it. The observatory itself is amazing with holes you can peer through to see the different mountains surrounding. I do suggest a sweater though, inside the observatory can get windy and the stones tend to keep it cooler inside.

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