There are towering rock formations,
and sculptures as impressive as any artist could dream up.
Now they come slowly but continuously to the surface.
You can collect leaf and invertebrate fossils for non-commercial use on most public lands and all road cuts, but there is only one specific public fossil-hunting bed, and that is located behind Wheeler High School in (where else) Fossil, OR. For a 5 buck donation to the school you can borrow some gear and climb around in the loose, sharp rocks above the football field.
It's just like hunting for treasure.
Metasequoia sp, now extinct: my very own astonishing little post card from 33 million years ago.