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HIWAY AMERICA – The Oneonta Gorge Oregon, a time lapse Of Portland and weird Portland Oregon




 Called “Finding Portland”, it took production company Uncage the Soul 51 days and more than 300,000 individual photos to assemble. Thanks to the magic of time lapse photography, each second contains 3.8 hours.

My favorite parts are the Shamrock Run at 1:05 and the long pan out starting at 1:24 that shows just how incredibly beautiful—and close by—the nature aroundPortland is.

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

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Oneonta Gorge is one of those hidden treasures that you just have to see to believe. Tucked away within the stunning Columbia River Gorge (which is a natural wonder all on its own), this magical creek might be one of America’s most beautiful hikes. It was a miner ’49er named Carleton Eugene Watkins, originally on the West Coast for the California gold rush, who first photographed the area, and he was the one who gave the gorge its name– he called it “Oneonta” after his hometown of Oneonta, New York.

Located near Page, Ariz., this brilliant slot canyon is split into two different sections, commonly referred to as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.” The natural canvas of color and unique structure is an Instgrammer’s dream.

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Flickr: gorgejeff / Creative Commons

 The Oneonta Gorge is in the Columbia River Gorge with a unique set of aquatic and woodland plants. The ferns and moss make the walls look like a fairy tale, and visitors can walk through the creek on a warm summer day.

MORE LIVING OFF THE GRID- Spiral Island II – The Floating Plastic Island


Spiral Island II – The Floating Plastic Island

Daniel Neville



Mr Rishi Sowa has possibly one of the most interesting houses on the planet – but thats because he lives on a floating island that he made out of empty plastic bottles held together with mangrove plants… 

Spiral Island 1

Infact Rishi has built infact built a floating island before, Spiral Island Ihis first effort was unfortunately destroyed by hurricane Emily in 2005. The good news is that he was not discouraged and pushed on the build a new one – Spiral Island II. Located in the waters of Isla Meieres in Mexico. Just like the first island Rishi filled nets with empty discarded plastic bottles to support a structure of plywood and bamboo, on which he poured sand and planted numerous plants, including mangroves. The new island is about 20 meters (66 ft) in diameter and is set on ‘only’ 100,000 plastic bottles.The new island has beaches, a house, two ponds, a solar-powered waterfall and river, and solar panels – quite luxurious im sure you will agree. He was helped by volunteers for his project and is still continuing to make improvements to the island.

Spiral Island 2

Spiral Island 3

One of the most impressive DIY projects ever attempted the project has gained quite a bit of attention – including some coverage on The Discovery ChannelSpiral Island has also inspired volunteers to come to Mexico and help Rishi Sowa improve his creation as well as start building their own versions themselves. Check out the Spiral Island website, you could pay it a visit yourself, and listen to Rishi talking about his creation below: