Ribes howellii

September 21, 2007: Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon: Chris, Lucy and I were determined to drive to Wahtum Lake, Hood River County, OR, and take an afternoon hike in the wilderness area near the lake. You can start at the Eagle Creek fish hatchery near Bonneville Dam and hike thirteen miles …

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Road Trip, Blue Mountains, OR

September 5, 2007: Summit Road, Union County, OR: Chris and I were on a road trip, roaming forest service roads in the Blue Mountain Region of eastern Oregon. We decided to camp for the night beside a small lake off Summit Road near Tollgate. Clouds threatened rain so we put …

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Hunting Opuntia x columbiana

September 4, 2007: Camping at Dug Bar, Hell’s Canyon, Snake River, Wallowa County, OR: The night was almost too warm for sleep. The rocks radiate heat stored by the sun during the day so wrapping up in a sleeping bag was overkill. Chris, Lucy (dog) and I were camped at …

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Dug Bar, Snake River, Wallowa County, OR

September 3, 2007: Dug Bar, Hell’s Canyon, Snake River, Wallowa County, OR: We left our campsite near Summit Road early in the morning and proceeded to Elgin, Enterprise, Joseph, and Imnaha. The road to Dug Bar heads north from Imnaha. Immediately a sign warns that six miles ahead the road …

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Grindelia nana

September 2, 2007: Meacham, Umatilla County, OR: It was Labor Day weekend and Chris and I had decided to brave the holiday traffic. We were headed for Dug Bar on the Snake River 30 miles north of Imnaha, Wallowa County, OR.   We stopped at the Meacham exit in the …

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