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Abert Rim, Lake County, OregonRising 2500 feet above the valley floor and spanning 50 miles, the Abert Rim is North America's longest fault scarp. It is home to mule deer and relocated big horn sheep, falcon, hawks, and rattlesnakes. Photo by Larry Arbanas

Cedarville, Modoc CountyJedediah Smith arranged the first mountain rendezvous in 1825 at Henry`s Fork on the Green River. Today, authentic reenactments of a mountain rendezvous are held all across the country. Photo by Jean Bilodeaux

Tule Lake NWR, Modoc CountyThe presence of bobcats is a sign of a healthy ecosystem but they can have a negative effect on game birds and waterfowl during chick season. Bobcats have even been credited with an occasional deer kill. Photo by Dave Menke/USFWS

Warner Mountains, Modoc CountyExploring out of the way places is fun and part of the outdoor lover's psyche. The discovery of a secret stream full of trout will challenge another one of our human traits, the ability to not talk. Photo by Jean Bilodeaux

Lakeview, Lake CountyThe same weather pattern that brought the nutrient rich upwelling to the North Pacific Ocean also provided moisture for all kinds of plants that deer love. Look for populations to rebound across the west. Photo by Larry Arbanas

Tule Lake NWR, Modoc CountyWith sharp vision and high stature sandhill cranes are safe in the open grasslands. Wily coyotes pay them no mind but if a wing droops or a leg is bent the predators will recognize it instantly and attack. Photo by Dave Menke/USFWS

Lakeview, Lake CountyThe farther north you go the angle of the sunlight changes. The reflections of light through dewdrops change their color from red to green to blue. No wonder the northern latitudes are related to Christmas Photo by Larry Arbanas

Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
While American Coots, also known as mud hens, are common gregarious birds they are not always welcomed visitors. Perhaps seeing their delightfully-adorned baby chicks would make us feel differently. Photo by Anders Tomlinson

Patterson Lake, Modoc CountySpring is the time to bring horses and mules out of winter pasture to get ready for the trail. They will be excited and fresh and will forget their manners but the patient wrangler will understand. Photo by Jean Bilodeaux

Warner Mountains, Modoc CountyCumulonimbus clouds form over the mountains frequently providing spectacular views, heavy rain, and lightning. Travelers to the high country should take cover at a place they can enjoy the view. Photo by Jean Bilodeaux

Photos by:  Larry Arbanas  Jean Bilodeaux  Dave Menke/USFWS  Dusty Prevette  Anders Tomlinson  Lorissa "Reese" Soriano  Lea Huetteman 
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