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Distant View of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

This very distant view is from the Bluff Overlook in the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, just south of Alamosa, Colorado.

Sangre de Cristo Mtns from Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge; Michael Liebhaber, Digital Drawing, 2019.
Sangre de Cristo Mtns from Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge; Michael Liebhaber, Digital Drawing, 2019. [© Michael Liebhaber, 2019]

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White River at Keeps Mill

Apparently, Keeps Mill was a stop on an alternative route around Mt. Hood on the Oregon trail. If that’s true, how people got wagons in and out of here, I do not know. The hillsides rise quite quickly from both sides of the river. The White River flows from the White Glacier on Mt Hood. Keeps Mill is a primitive, secluded campground at the end of Forest Road 2120 (note to self: Watch for speed bump at end of pavement). The last mile is down a rocky, narrow, steep, exposed hillside. Did I mention a really tight switchback and talus fields?

Oil painting of White River in a forest
White River at Keeps Mill, Michael Liebhaber, 2019, Oil on panel, 40 x 30 inches
[© Michael Liebhaber, 2019]
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Badger Lake on Mt. Hood National Forest

Badger Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest, was quite dry when I was there at the end of the summer. I might try to get back this winter if the roads are open. Ice skating anyone? 🙂

Watercolor painting of Badger Lake, Mt. Hood, OR
Badger Lake, Mt. Hood, OR (M.J. Liebhaber, Watercolor & Ink, 2018, 8 x 10 inches)
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Badgers at Badger Lake?

I looked and looked, but did not see a one. Not even any tracks or other signs. Sigh. Maybe next time. A badger is one of the few mammals that I have not seen in the wild.

My painting shows a view the campground at Badger Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest; west of Portland, Oregon. It was from my September trip. Check out the story; a couple of blog posts back. The red bushes are very dried out huckleberry plants.

Enjoy!

Trees at Badger Lake CG on Mt. Hood, OR
Badger Lake CG, Mt. Hood, OR (M.J. Liebhaber, Watercolor & Ink, 2018, 8 x 10 in
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Fir trees for sale?

watercolor. Walking among fir Trees in Scappoose.



Walking among old Fir trees in Scappoose, Oregon
8in x 10in / Watercolor & Ink / 2018

    Story: These tall, old trees are near the airport; very grand. As I noted before, the land is for sale.

 

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