of the Owyhee
2008 Spring date TBA,
6 days, $800
The Owyhee river flows from its headwaters
in northern Nevada to the Snake river on the Oregon-Idaho border.
It is one of the most remote, isolated rivers in the U.S. and
one that few people visit. Our journey will take us from the tiny
hamlet of Rome in southeastern Oregon to the Owyhee Reservoir.
The Owyhee river canyon has been compared
to Bryce or Zion National Parks for its colorful geology and
unforgettable beauty. The river cuts a dramatic course through
a variety of spectacular desert scenery: badlands, sage brush valleys
and hills, narrow gorges and painted canyons. The wildlife is outstanding:
eagles, coyote, bighorn sheep, antelope, herds of wild horses...Native
Americans lived here a long time ago. Still intact are some of their rock
carvings. Abandoned ranches bear testimony of a more recent past.
We will camp on exquisite sandy beaches,
hike fascinating side canyons...soak in hot springs right on
This is a true wilderness adventure
that will challenge your senses and rejuvenate your spirit.
Owyhee Trip Info
(directions to our meeting place, trip logistics,
what to expect,what to bring, etc..)