Scenic USA - Oregon
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and both state and
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka
Inset photos by Denny Barnes
Climbing up from I-5, through a heavily forested section of the Cascade Mountains, Oregon's highways 138, 234, 62 and 230 trace two of the state’s most scenic rivers. Starting out from Roseburg, a town with its roots in the lumber industry, the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway heads eastward toward Glide, famous for two colliding rivers. Pictured here is a view from the rest area were the North Umpqua meets the Little River head on. Under flood conditions, the Little River and the North Umpqua River join in a violent collsion. During a late summer flow, as in this scene, the rivers join in a common pool. Built in 1938, the freshly refurbished ranger station is used as a visitor center. A nature trail and overlook provide great views of this unique geologic phenomenon.
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