Monday, July 20, 2009

Bear Creek, Mount Howard, Wallowa Lake

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On the way to the Wallowas we stopped and took some photos in some beautiful wheat fields 

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Filling out the hiking permit before heading out on the Bear Creek Hike outside of the town of Wallowa

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The hike was 10 miles round trip and was really easy.  It was along the river which was nice

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When we got back to the car we came acrossed three domesticated goats used for carrying gear.  One of them was new to carrying bags and buzzed right by us

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The town of Joseph is well known for their bronze foundries and little shops

We stayed in the town of Joseph at a Bed and Breakfast called Belle Pepper’s, it was so cute
They had chickens for fresh eggs

They also had a couple goats

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There were a couple deer hanging out in front of the place we stayed.  They were really close to us.

Heading up the tram to Mount Howard, an elevation of over 8000 feet

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There were butterflies everywhere 

View of Lake Wallowa from the top

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While we ate lunch we watched gondola riders go by

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Heading down the gondola it was really steep!

Lake Wallowa

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The sunsets were gorgeous

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Saying bye to Belle Pepper’s and to the beautiful Wallowa Mountains

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We went on a short hike to BC Falls outside of Wallowa Lake

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