Sunday, June 22, 2008

Silicon Valley, a bird's eye view

These snaps are taken en route from San Jose, California to Portland, Oregon. Snaps show a bird's eye view of Silicon Valley taken from the flight. The sixth snap is of Crater Lake, located in Southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, 100 miles (160 km) east of the Pacific Ocean. It lies inside a caldera, or volcanic basin, created when the 12,000 foot (3,660 meter) high Mount Mazama collapsed 7,700 years ago following a large eruption. And in the last snaps, one case see The Columbia River Gorge, an 80-mile geologic wonder that forms the border between northern Oregon and southern Washington, is proof of Nature's unbridled strength.