Congleton Hollow: Rock Collection

At the center of Oregon there are MEATLOAF SANDWICHES! Don’t believe me? Drive out to Post (the geographical MIDDLE of the state) and see for yourself. Don’t drive too fast or you’ll miss the painted wooden sign that adverts home-made beefy comfort food. This is cow country, there isn’t much else out here. Just desert Juniper,…

Petersen Rock Garden

Not far off Highway 97, between Bend and Redmond is a quaint little piece of roadside Americana, The Petersen Rock Garden. The Garden was built in 1935 by Danish immigrant Rasmus Petersen and is made entirely of locally collected rocks. Obsidian, Petrified Wood,Crystal Quartz,and Agate make up a miniaturized world complete with irrigated ponds and…

Glass Buttes: Obsidian Collection

77 miles East of Bend, on Highway 20 lies Glass Buttes, a geological wonderland literally speckled with ancient volcanic glass. The area is one of the largest Obsidian collection sites in the North West. Native American’s have been accessing The Buttes for centuries.  Artifacts from this area have been identified as far north as British Columbia and…