The Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, located in Wheeler County, Oregon. The unique colors that streak the clay rich hills and mounds were formed over 35 million years ago by different volcanic eruptions and changing climate patterns. Once this area was a river flood plain with a warm tropical climate and an abundance of plants forming lush forests with exotic animals such as prehistoric horses, elephants, camels and saber tooth tigers roaming freely. Beds National, Pacific Coast, My Trip, National Monuments, Mitchell Oregon, Oregon Pacific Northwest, Hitchel Painting, Fossils Beds, Oregon Painting
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Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, OR by Keith Skelton: The striking striped hills are a geological record of flood plains of various eras. The fossil beds are rich in remains of ancient horses, camels and rhinoceroses. tinyurl.com/... #Painted_Hills #Oregon #Keith_Skelton
Oregon coast...where it all suddenly made sense., 2006 -- the most beautiful drive in the USA!! Highly recommend. We drove it from Oregon to northern California, back to Washington State. Never get tired of the scenery. The redwoods of California were amazing too!