We left Hagerman around 10 (our usual time) and headed west on I-84 towards Boise, The interstate on-ramps out here always make us laugh. They have the cattle guards painted on instead of the actual grates in the road - stupid cows....
We entered Oregon just west of Boise and turned northward, towards our destination of Baker City, in the northeastern part of the state. The mountains were tall and yellow, they looked like golden velvet stretched over a bumpy floor. Where the Snake River cut through, the color changed to emerald green.
There were large sections, however, that showed the signs of a very recent wildfire. We drove by miles and miles of blackened grass.
We're settled in our site at Mt. View RV Park in Baker City, Oregon and we'll stay here until Wed. morning. That will give us a few days to explore this area. I'd like to visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and perhaps drive up to at least the overlook into Hell's Canyon. I don't think we'll have time to really delve into this interesting, wild area, but a look will be better than nothing.
|site 122 - an end, just what I like|
|Discovery - old and new|
this is our new neighbor (for tonight at least)
Dave tells me it will be in the 40's tonight - Yay! - we'll be able to sleep with the windows open and the air conditioning off for the first time in a long long time.