|Potato Masher Collection|
Makes you want to jump, doesn’t it?!?!
|Snake River Canyon|
|Oregon’s Blue Mountains|
This part of Oregon is not the lush green of the coast that comes to mind when you think of Oregon. This is semi-arid desert with stark mountains and deep canyons. The Snake River is still beside us for much of the way, twisting and turning like a serpent through this beautiful landscape. Again, we take lots of pictures….but most of them are obscured by the rain. Desert?
Rain? Yep! And apparently, this desert gets lots of snow because there are huge snow fences everywhere and lots of signs giving snow chain instructions. Glad it’s not snowing now, but it is cold…about 43 degrees!
|Luckily, the rain had stopped before
we went down this pass.
All this wilderness and westward travel has gotten me interested in Lewis and Clark again. I’m reading another journal of their expedition along the Missouri, Snake and Columbia rivers.