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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Palasades Cove

A Legacy of Fire and Water
Geologists believe that 10-12 million years ago, alternating
layers of stream sediments, volcanic debris and basaltic lava
flows from the Cascade Range were deposited into a huge
basin in this area. Named “The Deschutes Formation,” these
exposed layers of material were capped by lava flows from
Cascade volcanoes three million years ago. This cap, known
as “The Rim rock Basalt,” is easily seen throughout the park
high atop the cliffs. Subsequent periods of water erosion and
volcanic activity have formed the dramatic canyons and vertical
cliffs seen today.
Named “The Cove” by the original homesteader, the word
“Palisade” refers to the tall column-like formations in the
basalt rim rocks. Lake Billy Chinook was formed by the
construction of Round Butte Dam in 1964 and named for
a Wasco tribesman who guided explorer John C. Fremont
through the area in 1843.
Ancient area inhabitants carved mysterious symbols into a
massive boulder called the “Crooked River Petroglyhph.” It
lies near the group camp below a formation called Ship Rock.
Click on photo to read about it.
Click on photos for better viewing .


madretz said...

Those petroglyph's are really cool! I've only seen some once, in the desert, of course. :)

Luke Wiley said...

interesting place!
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Paulie said...

I love reading about your adventures -- thanks for bringing them into my home through your words and photos. I have visited many places in the US but many I have to visit through the words and pictures of others. Blessings!

imac said...

Great photos and great Rock Panels.
love the ridges of those rocks.

lv2scpbk said...

I really like the first photo. Odd shot Monday looks interesting.

Andrea said...

Interesting, looks like a great place to visit.

Donna said...

This was wonderful! Awe inspiring!! Love the pictures sweetie!!hughugs

SandyCarlson said...

I love the ancient graffiti and the beautiful rocks that tell me the history of the world. These are magnificent.


Your travel is useful. I like environmental subjects very much.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Now thats history.. what a great place to visit.. but it sure looks dry around there.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Another place that I'd like to visit one day! Thanks for showing me the pictures.

dot said...

Those are really interesting!

DeeMom said...

Amazing rock formations ~ Petroglyhph’s are incredible
Wonderful pictures and information

Anonymous said...

That sure is an interesting place.

gmj said...

It is a fasinating place,and it smells ancient too.

Shionge said...

Lots of treasure out there Lilli and I'm so glad I get to see and read about it from here :)

Meggie said...

Thanks for taking me along on such a splendid trip.

Neva said...

There is so much in America that I would love to see....and this is amazing. Hard to believe that so much can happen in 3 million years! what a stunning place. Nice post!

Texas Travelers said...

Nice article. Thanks for sharing. We liked Oregon and spent the night in Bend on the way to Alaska, pulling our TrailManor from Texas with our 4Runner.

Oregon is a great place. It was early June and Crater Lake was pretty much snowed in. We got to the top but the loop was closed.

Keep doing the stories on what we missed.

I am adding you to my Favorites blog roll.

Troy and Martha in Texas