On Top of Vinegar Hill

A few years ago Marvin and I made a late summer wildflower hunting trip to the John Day area. We knew high country would still be showing spring flowers and Vinegar Hill looked to be a candidate. The map showed a road to the top and an elevation of 8,131 …

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Malheur Adventure

While in Burns the other day I visited the BLM office west of town. I was looking for a good road map of Harney county, not a highway map like most places have to hand out. Used to be BLM maps were free but now they use them as a …

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A Winter Adventure in Harney County

Jan 6, 2013: Today started with bleak gray skies and cold temperatures. The thermometer read 17 degrees Fahrenheit… warmer than yesterday but still cold enough for concern. After putting out feed for the birds I headed for Marshall’s Pond at Refuge Headquarters to check the geese. The pond has the …

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