|Crater Lake National Park|
|Smith Rock State Park|
And it's a good thing too, because this varied landscape creates some crazy and unpredictable weather. Sometimes, storms roll in from the Pacific for months on end, and it seems like endless days of powder shots will never last forever (remember the winter of '98-'99). Other times, like this year, a blocking ridge of high pressure can make Oregon feel more like Colorado for weeks and months at a time. We are exposed to wide extremes in temperature, precipitation and geography, and its awfully hard to predict when conditions will be good for whatever it is that floats your boat in the outdoors.