Category Archives: Joseph Creek

Hot Off the Press: Joseph Creek featured in NW Flyfishing

Hot off the Press: Joseph Creek is featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Northwest Fly Fishing.  The article is by fishingandhiking.com’s very own resident fishing “expert” Grant Richie.  The feature article is a very nice 8 pages long with … Continue reading

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Searching for the mythical trail #1725 to Joseph Creek: June 23-24, 2012

Looking at an Oregon Atlas, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest map, or even the very detailed and usually accurate Wallowa Valley Ranger District map would have you believe that there is a trail numbered 1725 coming off Table Mountain and heading down … Continue reading

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What are those bears doing on Joseph Creek? June 16-17, 2012

The past several years I have done a lot of hiking in the winter to keep my lungs and legs in as close to mountain goat shape as possible for hikes into and, more importantly, out of Joseph Creek .  … Continue reading

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Joseph Creek Pictographs spring 2012

It often saddens me a little to think after close to 10,000 years of use, the Nez Perce story in Joseph Canyon is gone without a trace after less than 150 years.  It is doubtful that any of their stories … Continue reading

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Packrafting Joseph Creek . . . Almost: March 2012

Part One:  Scouting the trailhead Since my first float trip down Joseph Creek last year, I have looked forward to doing a second trip.  The first trip was in inflatable kayaks at 200 cfs.  It was a fun and challenging … Continue reading

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Joseph Creek: Hiking the Warm Springs Trail: July 30 & 31, 2011

All of my previous trips into Joseph Creek have been in the spring or fall.  The water temperature gets high in the summer for trout and it is best to leave them alone until cooler temperatures return to the water … Continue reading

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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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