We had a wonderful trip to Eastern Oregon. We started in Bend, and headed out towards the John Day~ Sheep Rock Unit. We based camp at Clyde Holiday State Park.
We also visited the Kam Wah Chung building. Very fascinating place. Well worth a stop.
Our next destination was Phillips Reservoir. We based camp there while we visited Baker City, Anthony Lakes, and Sumpter.
Baker City was an interesting place. Lots of history and cool old buildings. We visited the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Spent almost the whole day here. We also went to the Grand Geiser Hotel. 7 million dollars were spent on restoring the grand hotel to what is believed to be what it looked like back in the day.
Sumpter is where the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area is located. The longest operating dredge in the US.
Anthony Lakes, in the Elkhorn Mountains was another spot on the list to check out. Originally we wanted to hike and kayak in the area. But due to weather, we had a change of plans.
We were then off to the gem of Wallowa State Park
What a gorgeous spot this was. We so wanted to get our kayaks in the water here, but Paul injured his ankle and had to pick our activities very carefully. We did manage the tram along with a slow and leisurely walk at the mountain top.
We also we were able to keep our reservations for the Railriders
We rode from Joseph to Enterprise and back. Took roughly 2 hrs.