At first, the basalt rims, high cold deserts, dry lakes, and vast expanses of grass and sage seem to be a barren realm. In fact, petite flowers bloom on rock shelves. Tiny organisms thrive in hot springs and salt water. Unique soil collects and retains water, allowing ancient pine stands to survive. Pikas build miniature grass haystacks to store winter food. Petroglyphs and remnants of ranches, mi...
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Washington State University Press; Fol Pap/Ma edition (October 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1516654
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Wonderful! Saw it in a coffee table book size at Costco but now an really glad to have the smaller pb version because we can tahe it in the car with us as we explore....
nes provide evidence of human history. Indeed, remote southeast Oregon is a rich wonderland of mountains, forests, creatures, and more--one well worth exploring.Born and raised in Oregon's Outback, the author's affection for the region shines through. He designed "Remote Wonders" as a road tour guide, and his essays and numerous photos highlight notable natural and historical features. Supplemental information includes side trip and other travel recommendations, and a pull-out map is keyed to selected sites