Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The second day of our trip we drove from Frenchglen up to the summit of Steens Mnt. For now I will just post the drive to Kiger Gorge, the first OMG overlook of the day. The road up isn't too bad, you could probably drive a car up it. We stoppped at Fish Lake to check it out. We tried to put the sneak on a critter to get a shot up close, but had better luck sneaking up on the wild flowers, mostly lupine and indian paint brush. Kiger Gorge is an amazing sight, we sat there and scoped it out for a while. It is truly and impressive place.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
On 7-12-08 Trent, Roger and myself embarked on "Man Journey 2008." Armed with Trent's new truck, a general idea of where we were headed; Steens Mnt, with Frenchglen, and the Frenchglen Inn/Drover Inn, serving as a base camp, and plenty of beer, we set out that Saturday morning. Our first night there we took a drive thru the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, one big swamp and mosquito haven. Lots of wildlife and scenery, but you have to excuse the lack pics from this portion of the trip, the mosquitoes were unbearable, but I did manage to get a few. The fire watch tower is covered in turkey vultures coming in to roost for the night. Saw a few mule deer, including one really nice buck. And did mannage a couple of scenery shots in the beautiful evening light