As you emerge from the green darkness and marshy forest of native deciduous trees, a meager band of early morning light stretches across a grey sky crowded with dark, heavy clouds. That band of light is a hand reaching down from the sky to touch your soul and uplift your spirit. It invites you to embrace the majesty and serenity of the Oregon-Cascade mountain range and wildlife region. It is nothing ordinary.
The sensation of standing upon the icy peaks of Mount Hood at twelve-thousand feet, of witnessing the Douglas-fir blanketed hills of the Western range, and of visiting the McLoughlin mountains are breathtaking sights, sounds, and surrealities, all of which are outlets to the deeper connection we can feel towards nature.
In this region, nature only exposes herself upon request, respect, and journey. Thereby, if one is here upon no business and merely for the humanistic need for release, nature will liberate herself to you. If one is visiting the Oregon-Cascades for materialistic things, one will see the forest and mountains for what they want to see it and not what is felt when the mind is clear. Only then, when your mind is free of cluttered thought, will you feel the one-on-one connection with nature.