Sure, it might be the hardest National Park to access within the continental U.S.
(and yes, it may have taken 20+ hours of driving, one-way…)
but there’s nothing quite like standing near these magical pink granite coastlines,
where the old-growth mountain forests kiss the edge of the sea.
From the forests to the gardens, to the coast to the desert; I’ll miss all of you, Oregon. <3
Three weeks of laptop-less bliss, wild-caught salmon meals, hikes through multiple biomes, and the warm laughter of old friendships.
Couldn’t have asked for a more restorative and health-giving post-PhD graduation trip to the PNW.
From the forests to the gardens of Oregon (where everything is painted with lush, laughing-green).
Forest Park | International Rose Test Garden | Portland Japanese Garden | Oxbow Park | Tryon Creek State Park | Eagle Creek