Monday, September 2, 2013

Family-Style Camping Adventures / AUG 2 - 8 2013

Emily, Nico, Jasper, and I spent six days and nights traveling throughout southeast and northeast Oregon. We gazed into the heavens, marched into wilderness, identified a myriad of wildlife species, and introduced out sweet son to the vastness of the Oregon outback. Some of our destinations included Pine Mountain Observatory, Malheur Wildlife Refuge, Steen Mountain Wilderness, Alvord Desert, Tout Creek Mountains, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Images captured using Canon G10. 

a mighty stargazer

Malheur Wildlife Refuge
White Pelicans
American Avocet

Caspian Tern

Frenchglen, Oregon
sheep on Steens Mtn.
Kiger Gorge overlook

Little Blitzen Gorge

Wildhorse Lake 

Big Indian Gorge

Common Nighthawk

wild horses

a Catlow Valley sunset
Alvord Desert revelers

Alvord Desert

Pike Creek
Western Fence Lizard

Turkey Vulture

we had the playa just to ourselves this night

a happy dog

Big Sand Gap agates

Trout Creek
a Golden Eagle nest

Whitehorse Ranch
Coyote Lake playa in the distance

Rome, Oregon
Pondosa, Oregon

a friendly storekeep

a photograph of Pondosa before the lumber mill and most of the town burned

Catherine Creek

Union, Oregon

Wallowa Mtns.
Wallowa Lake

Two Pan trailhead

backpacking diaper duty

East Fork Lostine River

Lostine Meadows
Eagle Cap
brookies for days

Unbeknownst to us, this nest was dangling just above our camp site for two nights.
the Lostine River

California Quail
Minam River
Osprey perch

Here is a list of the wildlife species we identified during this trip:

American Avocet
American Badger
American Bittern
American Crow
American Dipper
American Goldfinch
American Pika
American Pipet
American Robin
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-billed Magpie
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Black-throated Sparrow
Brewer's Blackbird
Brook Trout
Brown-headed Cowbird
California Quail
Canada Goose
Caspian Tern
Cassin's Finch
Cedar Waxwing
Clark's Nutcracker
Cliff Swallow
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Golden Eagle
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Great Blue Heron
Greater Sage-Grouse
Horned Lark
House Sparrow
Loggerhead Shrike
Mountain Chickadee
Mourning Dove
Mule Deer
Northern Flicker
Northern Harrier
Pacific Wren
Prairie Falcon
Rainbow Trout
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Rock Pigeon
Sage Sparrow
Steller's Jay
Turkey Vulture
Violet-green Swallow
Western Fence Lizard
Western Grebe
Western Kingbird
Western Meadowlark
White Pelican
White-tailed Jackrabbit
Wild Horse
Yellow-headed Blackbird


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