Category Archives: Eastern Oregon

Hart Mountain Day 2: Petroglyphs and Borax Lakes

Hart Mountain Day 2: We started day two with a soak in the hot springs, then headed out for Petroglyph Lake. We did a short hike down a jeep trail from a main road to the tiny lake, ringed by … Continue reading

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Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge: Photos and Hiking (day 1)

Last weekend, KP and I tackled the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, an awesome 278,000-acre slab of high-desert goodness. From the Hart Mountain NAR Website: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is located on a massive fault block ridge that ascends … Continue reading

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Oregon High Desert Museum trip, photos

This weekend we went to the Oregon High Desert Museum in Bend. It was pretty cool — lived up to my expectations. Creepy living history people, live animals, bronze work, etc. It definitely appealed to Katie. But one thing I … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Kimberly, Oregon

Last weekend my brother came to Oregon to chase sea-run salmonids — leaving straight from his job in Manhattan — JFK to PDX — and arriving at 11pm. I picked him up and headed to The Dalles. I assumed the … Continue reading

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Eastern Oregon Roadtrip Wrap-up

After spending several days in the Steens area, the Eastern Oregon roadtrip continued for another week. In the course of that week we saw two more mountain ranges — The Elkhorn and the Wallowa Mountains. I hiked three wilderness areas … Continue reading

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Steens Day 5: Eastern Oregon roadtrip continues

Early morning light streams into our room at the Frenchglen Hotel. We slept through the lunar eclipse, but I don’t miss the sunrise on the front porch. I am not however, motivated enough to head back to the top of … Continue reading

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Steens Day 4: Keiger overlook at sunset or bust!

Day four starts in Bend, OR — a place I’ve actively boycotted due to its megasprawl, strip mall, bastardizing of the Cascades — the view that has blessed and cursed this town. We spend enough time in Bend to get … Continue reading

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