Outdoors

THE OREGON DUNES

The dunes remain a place where solitude and simplicity can still be found. Frank Armendariz/The Chronicle

FLORENCE – The Oregon dunes began to form about 100,000 years ago and are now among Oregon's oldest geological features.
To add a little perspective, 100,000 ago was about the time the Cascade Mountain peaks, after millions of years of volcanic activity, had reached about the height they are today. The 400,000-year-old cinder cone that would grow to become Mount Mazama was still growing. The massive volcanic eruption . . .

Facebook

Instagram