With the North and Middle Sister in background, a 36 inch bronze azimuth points to the many peaks which surround the Dee Wright Observatory. Constructed between 1934 and 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this historic structure affords visitors a commanding view of the surrounding volcanic peaks, and is set amidst 65 square miles of forbidding lava fields. This fascinating roadside attraction is found along the seasonally open, Route 242, which is itself a part of the McKenzie Pass–Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.
Deschutes National Forest, Central Oregon Cascades.
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