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Hidden away in the remote Sublette Mountain Range is a beautiful reservoir well-known to the locals as a weekend getaway. Dozens of miles of near wilderness surround it, but on a weekend, cars can be found lining the shore. The lake is about a mile long in an 'L' shape. You can find this gem by exiting Interstate 84 at Sublett, and following the road westward.

The Planet Earth Online

We Live on a big, beautiful planet stocked with a great variety of scenery and landscape. It is a planet made for humans to live on, but most of it is covered by fields and mountains and deserts and oceans. It is a real planet full of living plants and animals, and a few billion people, each of which are unique and interesting. People have shaped the world in many ways, building houses and cities and farms. Roads, a man-made feature, criss-cross the whole earth, tying together its endless variety into one common network.

Since 1999, UntraveledRoad has been capturing the scenery of modern highways, mountain roads, city streets and trails, visiting places both exotic and familiar to create a photographic virtual world, where you can stop to look at wildflowers, lakes, mountain vistas, and read historic markers, all from the comfort of your computer chair. With 396,883 hand-held camera photographs, UntraveledRoad preserves a repository of beautiful scenery which you can explore at your leisure. If you want to see the beauty of National Parks, the serenity of an alpine wilderness, the solitude of the desert, or wander randomly along highways, it is waiting for you now at a mouseclick.

These virtual tours consist of stops along roads, streets and trails, where four pictures are taken, one in each direction. Each page shows an ahead-facing picture along with two side view thumbnails. You can turn in any direction, and proceed to the next stop. Where appropriate, extra pictures show high-resolution views of scenery, or historic and interpretative markers. Some complicated intersections include pictures for diagonal directions. To skip uneventful sections of roadway, a jump feature takes you to the next important town or intersection. See the legend at the bottom of this page for more information.

This page highlights only a few samples of the many explorations you can make on UntraveledRoad.

Delintment Lake

Delintment Lake is a jewel in the mountains of the Ochoco National Forest in Central Oregon. It is a small lake, just half a mile across, surrounded by forest that include one of the largest stands of Ponderosa Pine in America. It is a quiet place where the local folks go fishing, canoeing and picnicing. The Forest Service operates a campground on the south shore.

The elevation is 5,562 feet at Delintment Lake, and the surrounding mountains are an island of green in the notorious sagebrush-filled deserts of central Oregon. So next time you are traveling U.S. Highway 20, turn aside at Hines and see what the scenery is really like.

A paved road leads all the way from Hines to Delintment Lake, a distance of about 40 miles. Oddly, much of the road, although paved, is a single lane, with occasional pullouts

San Rafael Swell

The San Rafael Swell in central Utah is a rugged desert terrain of cliffs, canyons and mesas. Formed by the uplifting of the earth, the area is faced by a wall of stone layers that protrude hundreds of feet into the air at a forty-five degree angle. It is a dramatic sight to behold. This is called the San Rafael Reef.

The reef and swell are a popular destination for four-wheeling, camping and hiking. Narrow canyons are lined by cliffs as much as 1000 feet tall. Numerous backcountry roads allow the exploration of this scenic area.

Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly is an oasis enclosed from the desert by red sandstone cliffs a thousand feet high. Native Americans have lived in Canyon de Chelly for thousands of years and still do today, Canyon de Chelly is actually a labyrinth of canyons which are as much as twenty miles long. Roads access the rims on the north and the south where visitors can overlook the amazing scenery. Numerous cliff dwellings were built anciently under the canyon rims.

Canyon de Chelly is part of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, and is administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Located in the vast deserts of northeast Arizona, it is away from the bustle of American life, and a chance to ponder past civilizations and other ways of life.


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