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Owyhee Redux (May 2020)

It seems like we were just in the Owyhee Uplands - because we were! We'd wrapped up our previous trip from Idaho's Owyhee Uplands to Oregon's Alvord Desert less than a month earlier, but when a few buddies wanted to get together for a Memorial Day adventure, it seemed like a great place to return!

This time, we'd start at the north end of the Owyhee Canyonlands near Lake Owyhee, and head south towards Three Fingers Rock and the north edge of Jordan Craters. Then, we'd turn east through Silver City, Idaho to the Big Jack Creek Wilderness and eventually Indian Hot Springs. As always, the Owyhee's are spectacular in late spring - the hills green and the views grand. It's really the perfect time to visit!

 

One, Two, Three Strikes We're Out - Owyhee Redux #1 One, Two, Three Strikes We're Out - Owyhee Redux #1 - We'd just been to the Owyhee area, but when the opportunity presented itself to get together with Mike @Digiratus, Zane @Speedytech7, Ben @m3bassman and Kirsten for Memorial Day, we knew we had to go back - the lure of getting together to enjoy the outdoors with friends, greater than the…
Mud to Devil's Gate, Three Finger's, & Jordan Craters - Owyhee Redux #2 Mud to Devil's Gate, Three Finger's, & Jordan Craters - Owyhee Redux #2 - By some stroke of luck, our hope - that it wouldn't rain any more after we climbed into our tents - was realized and then some. A strong breeze blew all night, not only keeping the tents free of any dew, but also helping to dry out the roads -…
You Can't Drive Through the Delamar Mine - Owyhee Redux #3 You Can't Drive Through the Delamar Mine - Owyhee Redux #3 - As the third rain shower of the night hit camp, we all decided it was time for bed, and the fire got put away as we retired to our respective perches to the pitter patter of raindrops - which, along with the nearby gurgling of the creek, lulled us to…
The Long Road to Silver City, Wickahoney, & Indian Hot Springs - Owyhee Redux #4 The Long Road to Silver City, Wickahoney, & Indian Hot Springs - Owyhee Redux #4 - With canyon walls around us, and clouds in the sky, I didn't even set my alarm when we went to bed - so sure was I that sunrise would be a non-event. But, as often happens, my internal alarm woke me at just the right time. A quick peek out…
Rig Review - Twice in Owyhee - What worked and what didn't? Rig Review - Twice in Owyhee - What worked and what didn't? - May 24, 2020. Our last two trips have both been to the Owyhee area of southeastern Oregon and western Idaho - Into the Owyhee Uplands and Owyhee Redux. The truck performed well on each trip, but as always there are little tweaks I want to make to the setup, so…

 

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2 Comments

  1. Markham Anderson
    Markham Anderson June 19, 2020

    Great story,great photos to go with your great adventure, keep on truckin AdventureTaco! I'm looking forward to reading about the rest of Ya'lls adventures.

    • turbodb
      turbodb June 19, 2020

      Thank you! Glad you liked it and I hope you enjoy the other adventures just as much - it's definitely fun putting them together!

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