Campground Profile: Black Canyon, Oakridge, Oregon

After camping on the eastern side of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, the change in the flora and the topography that results from traveling to the other side of the mountains was astonishing! This area of Oregon has one of the most pronounced rain shadows in the world, with the eastern side of the mountains getting rain measured in a handful of inches per year, while the western (Pacific) side receives well over 100 inches per year in places!