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Ladybugs swarm across a log on the path to the Big Sink.

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OUTDOORS — Silence surrounds Oregon's Big Sink

The silence and sense of foreboding surrounding the three-mile-wide, horseshoe-shaped indentation in Umatilla National Forest is made more mysterious when compasses are occasionally rendered useless

When I shuffled across pine needles to the edge of the Big Sink, I stopped to listen.Silence.I studied the 70-foot fir and tamarack trees below. They stood motionless.Silence. No breeze soughed through the boughs.Nora the Schnauzer padded softly along the


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