Thursday, February 5, 2015

Owyhee Canyonlands - into the mist along the Lower Owyhee River

In-between seasons, when access to the Owyhee Canyonlands is at its worst, it is hard to get inspired to hike and photograph in the Owyhees. The muddy roads and lack of sunshine in a harsh desert is quite surprising, that coupled with a fog inversion, makes it that much more difficult to become encouraged to venture very deep into the Owyhee Desert.

Think about a quick trip up the Lower Owyhee River. Roughly from it confluence with the Snake River to the Owhyee Damn. The road is paved and the scenery is fantastic along this world class Brown Trout Fishery, especially when you begin climbing up the canyon towards the Damn above the fog.

Note.....At the end of the road several miles past the Owyhee damn at the Indian Creek Boat Ramp look for a great hike up the old Fisherman Road that heads South up to the rim for several impressive viewpoints overlooking the Lake Owyhee State Park

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