Monthly Archives: June 2011

Kayaking Joseph Creek: Tamarack Creek to Heller Bar June 18-19, 2011

My long time friend, Trever, today described me to someone we were talking to as being highly functional OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).  He was describing our travels when we were travelling all over the Northwest and Canada competing in rodeos … Continue reading

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Clearing a trail to Joseph Creek Part II: June 4-5, 2011

My wife tested my resolve by telling me that there was clear water running out of the Wenaha at Troy.  Even though I knew the river would be high and not very wade-able, I was tempted.  But I assigned myself … Continue reading

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Chico Trail Part III: Clearing a trail to Joseph Creek May 29-30, 2011

It’s a shame that there is a trail leading to Joseph Creek that is left unmaintained, to slowly grow over and disappear.  I know there are always open ridges that I can hike down.  They are shorter, but they are … Continue reading

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Chico Trail Part II: Hiking the Chico trail and Swamp Creek Trail May 22, 2011

Starvation Ridge splits Davis Creek and Swamp Creek.  The Chico Trail starts near Highway 3, drops into Davis Creek, goes up Starvation Ridge where there is supposed to be a road, then drops into Swamp Creek before climbing the other … Continue reading

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Hiking Driveway Saddle Trail # 1678B: Miller Ridge to Swamp Creek May 21, 2011

After hiking down part of the Chico Trail and most of the Davis Creek trail a few weekends before I began wondering about other access points that my Wallowa Valley Ranger District Map showed.  With the boys in tow and … Continue reading

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