Tuesday, October 4, 2011

our family adventures into the Oregon outback / JULY 16 - 22 2011

Emma, Nico and I spent a week in the rugged lands east of the Cascades searching for gems, hotsprings, wildlife, and adventure.



the Crooked river
Black Butte




The Ana River









Summer Lake



Paisley, OR 







Men's restroom



a desert redband caught on the Chewaucan River


cute dishwasher


met up with a good buddy for some fine fishin'


Plush Oregon, a small quiet drinking town with a cattle problem.






Dust Devil sunstone mining operation

Diggin' Dan entertains guests

collecting sunstones near the Rabbit Hills



Hart Lake





looking out over the Warner wetlands from Hart Mountain




Hart Mountain preserve headquarters




a mouth for a treat




a cozy camp
hotspring visit in the middle of the night

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge








searching Flook Lake for minerals



Fields, Or





a wall of death

Squirt and Bighorn


Alvord hotspring



camping at Pike Creek on the east side of Steens Mtn.

water covering most of the Alvord playa

moonrise over the Alvord desert from our camp




a morning soak









Mickey Hotsprings with the Steens in the distance
a hot hot deep pool

the local inhabitants




further down the Mickey Basin












cooling off
Lake Owyhee

Bighorn Sheep



Succor Creek
yoga underneath spires


morning moon


there were LOTS of snakes





Northern Pikeminnow - caught lots of these


digging for Thundereggs above Succor Creek




the John Day River

fly fishing for Smallmouth



Stonehenge in the Columbia River Gorge


my girls

our heroes after six nights of camping and traveling

Mt. Hood from Washington's rim of the gorge

2 comments:

  1. Bring back Nico's hair do and for your information that fish you caught is called a Squaw Fish. Great Photos!

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