benben wrote:Yes BS it is Central Oregon. I don't know if the sisters see 300 days of sunshine being the mountains, but yes far less rain then west of the cascades.
From your lovely mobile garden pics and surrounding yard, I'd guess you're somewhere west of the cascades. I miss those evergreen forests, as I'm
now located in the definite High desert up here in Tri-cities. It's a long drive to hike in the woods for me now. Once upon a time I lived in the Welches area.
Literally packed my back pack, strapped it on and left the front door to hike the Mt Hood Nationals. Good times.
You are correct in that they like to promote the Bend area approx 20 miles from the town of Sisters(also Central Oregon) w/300 days of sunshine, however one chooses to measure. In the deserts of the Pacific Northwest, there can be a foot of snow on the ground & sunshine. The sun can poke out from under a cloud...there it is - another sunny day!
Probably 1/2 of that # would be more accurate, especially to those from the warmer climates. Spent time @ Big Lake Campgrounds below the Three Sisters you pictured, near HooDoo ski area. Beautiful, little hiking to nearby meadows, some ATV riding to the top of HooDoo, nearby trails, riding the donut pulled by boat.
Have family in Tri-City area. Traveled that Columbia River Gorge MANY times over the years. You are correct. I am west of the Cascade Mountain Range & can prove it
Western Red Cedar is going to get a ginormous HAIRCUT in a few weeks. Maybe a BEFORE & AFTER? AMAZING how the fellas scale those trees like monkeys! Squirrels snacking on the roof! Want more sun so the Rhodies underneath bloom better. Got a kick out of the neighbor guy awhile back. He couldn't understand why they planted those big trees in a neighborhood. Yuk, yuk, yuk. Had to break it to him that it was forest in this area & those trees probably 75 years old.
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