You don’t usually go to the desert in the summer. Well, most of us don’t. It’s HOT. And this year at least, it’s on fire.
But Eastern Oregon is a unique natural and cultural destination and well worth a visit any time of year. And as it takes a while to get there, when you have some time, you have to make a run for it. I had some time – so I made a run for it. In July.
What’s the draw? Steens Mountain, the Owyhee river, Fossil, the John Day River, Abert Rim, the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, Monument, the Painted Hills. And so much more.
Go east young (and old) man (and woman) – and discover still more of the state of wonder that is Oregon.