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.

Mascall Formation Overlook: Looking down the Hwy into the Picture Gorge

Mascall Formation Overlook: Looking down the Hwy into the Picture Gorge

John Day Fossil Beds~ Sheep Rock Unit: Blue Basin

John Day Fossil Beds~ Sheep Rock Unit: Blue Basin

Rattlesnake at the Blue Basin part of The John Day Fossil Beds~ Sheep Rock Unit

Rattlesnake at the Blue Basin part of The John Day Fossil Beds~ Sheep Rock Unit

We also visited the Kam Wah Chung building.  Very fascinating place.  Well worth a stop.

Water pump and pantry area

Water pump and pantry area

The stove

The stove

The Apothecary. That is an actual bear claw

The Apothecary. That is an actual bear claw

One of the Shrines (these are real fruit. It's so dry, everything stays well preserved)

One of the Shrines (these are real fruit. It’s so dry, everything stays well preserved)

The store (all original as it was. Ing Hay died in 1940, the building wasn't touched).

The store (all original as it was. Ing Hay died in 1940, the building wasn’t touched).

Lori

Lori

Over 500 herbs and Chinese medicines

Over 500 herbs and Chinese medicines


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

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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.

Stained Glass replica

Stained Glass replica

Chandelier~ taken from a palace in Versi, Austria

Chandelier~ taken from a palace in Versi, Austria

Dining area

Dining area

Those doors to the kitchen are original

Those doors to the kitchen are original

Sumpter is where the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area is located.  The longest operating dredge in the US.

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area~ The dredge

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area~ The dredge

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area~ buckets would scoop up the rock

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area~ buckets would scoop up the rock

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area

Sumpter Vally Dredge State Heritage Area

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.DSC_0340

No Kayaking or hiking today!

No Kayaking or hiking today!


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.

Wallowa Lake in the distance.

Wallowa Lake in the distance.

Eagle Cap Wilderness~ On top of Mnt Howard

Eagle Cap Wilderness~ On top of Mnt Howard

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Posing

Posing

Eagle Cap Wilderness~ Wallowa Mnts.

Eagle Cap Wilderness~ Wallowa Mnts.

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Snake River just before the Seven Devils

Snake River just before the Seven Devils

We also we were able to keep our reservations for the Railriders

We rode from Joseph to Enterprise and back.  Took roughly 2 hrs.

Our trusty steed

Our trusty steed

Railriders, Joseph

Railriders, Joseph

Loaded and ready to roll

Loaded and ready to roll

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Our view

Our view

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