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Photo Feature By Mr. Mike VanDeWalker

Oregon Snow

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View of Oregon's Mount Washington taken from near Santiam
Pass on Highway 126.

The snow gate closed on the West end of Oregon Highway 242.
This scenic highway is closed from the first snow of the year
(about the first of November) until about the first of July every year.
It is a scenic highway and has been bypassed by the newer main
highway. Snow packs of up to fourteen feet are common on the summit
of this old road. Known as McKenzie Pass, this highway was built in
the 1920s and was the only highway over the Cascades going east
out of Eugene until 1962.

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