|Somewhere in WA...|
|OR & WA in this shot! The river divides the states.|
About half way on the trip is a "paper farm", the acres (and acres and acres) where a company grows trees specifically to make paper out of! This is on I-84 in Oregon, and something I never knew existed in the state until I met my other half and travelled to Eastern Washington with him (where we now live). I think it's fun to see how fast the trees grow! I believe they grow Aspens, but I could be all wet too... Very pretty though through Spring and Summer when the trees are all so vibrantly green and in Fall as the leaves change color and begin to fall! The oldest grove of trees I saw from the road was planted in 2005, with the newest having been planted this year (the "babies" are already above 6 feet tall). I don't believe any of the front trees are ready to be harvested and turned into paper, but the "fields" of trees goes on for as far as driver (or passenger) can see! The trees are a welcome change from the dry, browns and greens that are typical of the drive, it can turn into a very long, flat drive!
|"Paper Farm" trees, planted on 2005.|
|Lava Butte & Hwy 97!|