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A miniature macro world from Alice in Wonderland? Nope - a lava field from a recent eruption in the upper McKenzie Valley. Strange and wonderful lichens, mushrooms, mosses, and thick-leaved desert type plants grow in this beautiful little micro-ecosystem that grows on a forest floor of bare rock. A pine cone nestles among the growth. East of Eugene and Springfield in the Cascades - West of Sisters and South of Portland and Salem. Near the McKenzie River and the Pacific Crest Trail. Beautiful floating macro nature cinematography.