The Painted Hills John Day Fossil Beds National Monument { Photo Diary }

The Painted Hills John Day Fossil Beds National Monument { Photo Diary }

Writing has never been my forte. I always have too many thoughts rolling around in my head and haven’t figured out a good method to organize them or get them out. I mainly like taking photos and sharing them, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to grow in my writing.. it’s just a slow process. I wanted to, however, create a space for me to share photos pressure free and I hope that’s okay! :)

Here’s our photo diary of the Painted Hills. If you want to see more info on the park, check out our Ultimate Guide to the Painted Hills and All the Best Stops for Your Eastern Oregon Road Trip. We’ve detailed everything you need to know to plan your trip.

Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - One of the Seven Wonders of Oregon // localadventurer.comPainted Hills Overlook Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.com
The Painted Hills Sign, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.comJohn Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills Unit + Your Essential Guide to the National Monument // localadventurer.comPanoramic Views of the Painted Hills from the Carroll Rim Trail + Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Painted Hills Oregon // localadventurer.com
Painted Hills Overlook Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.comPainted Hills Overlook Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.comPainted Hills Overlook Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.comPainted Hills Overlook Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.com
Painted Cove Nature Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.com
Painted Cove Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.comPainted Cove Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.com
John Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills Unit + Your Essential Guide to the National Monument // localadventurer.com
Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.comCarroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.com
Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit + The Ultimate Guide to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.com
Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.comCarroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.com
Red Scar Knoll Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.com
Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.comCarroll Rim Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon // localadventurer.comJohn Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills Unit + Your Essential Guide to the National Monument // localadventurer.com

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What do you think about these photo diaries? Do you think I need to add more story in the form of words behind them? Or what would you like to see?

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Painted Hills Overlook Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.comJohn Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills Unit Photo Diary + Tips For Your Visit // localadventurer.com
Painted Cove Trail, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Eastern Oregon // localadventurer.comJohn Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills Unit + Your Essential Guide to the National Monument // localadventurer.com

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I grew up in the area. It’s worth a second trip when it’s raining. The colors become more vibrant than they already are.

    1. Thanks for the tip, Bonnie! Hopefully, we can time it right. Would you say the weather in the area is pretty predictable or unpredictable?

  2. I love your photos!! I think the photo diary is a great way to tell different stories than the ones you tell in words. Sometimes, when travel bloggers post beautiful pictures of a place, I find myself scrolling past the words just to look at the pictures – so you’re feeding my tendency here! I do an occasional “snapshots” photo diary like this every once in a while, where I just want the pictures to tell the story.

    1. Aww thank you Kristin. That’s good to know. It’s so much less pressure doing the photo diaries.

  3. Gorgeous photos! I’d never heard of The Painted Hills before but they look astonishing! Thanks for the wanderlust!

    I hope you have a great Sunday,
    Michael

    1. Thanks so much, Michael. I do hope you get to see them in person one day. We’ve really enjoyed Eastern Oregon.

  4. I’ve just started seeing this place pop up on my pinterest feed! It looks os beautiful and reminds me of the rainbow mountains in South America. Gorgeous pictures!

    1. Oh yes haha it’s all over pinterest! It does look very similar. I was sad that I missed out on going to the rainbow mountains when I was in Peru, but there’s always next time.

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