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100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon

Table of Contents

HIGHLIGHTS of Eastern Oregon

The Wallowas and Chief Joseph 10

Steens Mountain and Pete French 12

Hot Springs 14

The Owyhee Country 17

History and Ghost Towns 18

Fossils and Rocks 20

Hells Canyon 21

Winter in Eastern Oregon 22

Lookouts, Inns, and Quaint Hotels 23

Wildlife 26

Wildflowers 28

INTRODUCTION to the guide 33

COLUMBIA PLATEAU

Travel Guide: The Dalles 39

1. Cottonwood Canyon 41

2. Columbia Hills** 43

3. Lower Deschutes River 45

4. Macks Canyon 47

5. Trout Creek 48

6. Cove Palisades** 50

CENTRAL OREGON

Travel Guide: Bend 53

7. Gray Butte 55

8. Oregon Badlands 56

9. Pine Mountain 58

10. Paulina Falls* 60

11. Paulina Lake* 62

12. Obsidian Flow & Paulina Peak* 64

OCHOCO MOUNTAINS

Travel Guide: Prineville 66

13. Chimney Rock 68

14. Steins Pillar 69

15. Mill Creek and Twin Pillars 70

16. Lookout Mountain 72

17. Walton Lake & Round Mountain** 74

18. Spring Basin 76

19. John Day Fossil Beds 78

20. Sutton Mountain 80

21. Black Canyon 82

22. Rock Creek and Spanish Peak 83

STRAWBERRY MOUNTAIN

Travel Guide: John Day 85

23. East Fork Canyon Creek 87

24. Wildcat Basin 88

25. High Lake 90

26. Strawberry Lake 92

27. Malheur River 94

28. Canyon Mountain 96

29. Monument Rock 97

BLUE MOUNTAINS - SOUTH

Travel Guide: Baker City 99

30. Bates and Sumpter 102

31. Olive Lake 104

32. Granite Creek 106

33. North Fork John Day River 108

34. Mount Ireland 110

35. Baldy Lake 111

36. Crawfish Lake* 113

37. Anthony Lake** 114

38. Elkhorn Crest* 116

39. Twin Lakes 118

BLUE MOUNTAINS - NORTH

Travel Guide: Pendleton 121

40. North Fork Umatilla River 123

41. Ninemile Ridge 124

42. Jubilee Lake** 126

43. Upper Wenaha River* 127

44. Lower Wenaha River 128

HELLS CANYON

Travel Guide: Hells Canyon 131

45. Zumwalt Prairie 132

46. Buckhorn Lookout 134

47. Eureka Bar 136

48. Dug Bar 138

49. Hat Point 140

50. Freezeout Saddle* 142

51. Hells Canyon Dam 144

52. Hells Canyon Reservoir 146

WALLOWA MOUNTAINS

Travel Guide: Enterprise 149

53. Imnaha Falls* 150

54. Bonny Lakes 152

55. McCully Basin* 154

56. Mount Howard 156

57. Aneroid Lake 158

58. Wallowa Lake 160

59. Ice Lake 162

60. Horseshoe and Glacier Lakes 164

61. Hurricane Creek* 166

62. Mirror Lake and Eagle Cap* 168

63. Minam Lake* 170

64. Maxwell Lake* 172

65. Chimney and Steamboat Lakes* 173

66. Bear Creek and Standley Cabin* 176

67. Minam River Via Rock Springs 178

68. Minam River Via Moss Springs* 180

69. Catherine Creek Meadows* 182

70. Burger Pass* 184

71. Tombstone and Traverse Lakes* 185

72. Arrow and Eagle Lakes* 187

73. Bear Lake* 189

74. Hidden Lake 190

75. Summit Point Lookout 192

76. Pine Lakes 194

HIGH DESERT

Travel Guide: Klamath Falls 197

77. Fort Rock 198

78. Fort Rock Valley 200

79. Hager Mountain 202

80. Summer Lake 203

81. Winter Ridge 204

82. Gearhart Mountain 206

83. OC&E Railroad 208

84. Klamath Falls 210

85. Modoc Lava Beds** 212

86. Crooked Creek 214

87. DeGarmo Canyon 216

88. Hart Mountain Hot Springs 218

89. Petroglyph and Flook Lakes 220

STEENS MOUNTAIN

Travel Guide: Burns 223

90. Steens Summit 226

91. Little Blitzen River 228

92. Big Indian Gorge 230

93. Pike Creek 232

94. Big Sand Gap 234

95. Borax Hot Springs 236

96. Pueblo Mountains 238

OWYHEE RIVER

Travel Guide: Ontario 241

97. Leslie Gulch 242

98. Coffeepot Crater 244

99. Chalk Basin 246

100. Three Forks 248

Barrier-Free Trails 250

92 More Hikes in Eastern Oregon 252

Index 267

About the Author 272