Off the beaten path up a dirt road outside of Bend, OR is a facinating attraction. The lava cast forest is the remains of a 6000 year old lava flow from nearby Newberry Mountain. The picture doesnt even give justice to the magnitude of the flow. It is HUGE! You follow a mile long loop which winds through a small portion of the devestation. Its crazy how the little bushes, trees and flowers are able to rebuild themselves in such an environment. Along the trail are tree casts, where the trees that existed during the flow were enveloped in lava and created "tubes". I will post a picture of that tomorrow!