Category Archives: Joseph Creek

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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Chico Trail # 1658: Chico trailhead to Davis Creek Trail #1660-May 2011

One of the few listed trails going into Joseph Creek is the Chico Trail.  According to my Wallowa Valley Ranger District map, you can access the Chico trail from three different roads.  The first and easiest is from Highway 3 … Continue reading

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Joseph Creek October 2, 2010: Hike down Horse Pasture Ridge

In my explorations of Joseph Creek this spring there was an isolated section of creek that is part Nez Perce and part BLM/State ground that I did not hike into.  This section of Joseph Creek is upstream of the Warm … Continue reading

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Joseph Creek, Wallowa County, Oregon September 17 & 18, 2010

After returning to Joseph Creek the other weekend and finding a totally different creek from the one I had found this spring, I decided I should give the other sections a second chance.  My last trip into Joseph Creek was … Continue reading

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Hiking Joseph Canyon and Fishing Joseph Creek September 4-5, 2010

Most of Joseph Creek has no roads close to it and runs through a deep canyon that is 2,000-2,500 feet deep.  Joseph Creek begins where Chesnimnus Creek and Crow Creek run together.  This upper end of Joseph Creek proper is … Continue reading

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Hiking and Fishing Joseph Creek June 18-20, 2010

After several weeks of high water Joseph Creek was dropping last week and looked like it might be fishable by the weekend.  I began planning for another exploration.  My first fishing trip into Joseph Creek I hiked in too far … Continue reading

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Fishing Joseph Creek May 29-30, 2010

Bad weather reports didn’t keep me from hiking into and fishing Joseph Creek again May 29 and 30.  Thursday there was a flood advisory here locally for small creeks and poor drainage areas.  And it rained a lot.  Joseph Creek raised 55 CFS … Continue reading

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First Hike into Joseph Creek Warm Springs Trail May 21-23, 2010

As a kid I remember stopping at the Joseph Creek Viewpoint on our way to Enterprise and peering down into the steep canyon with awe.  Later in life as I was perusing the waters on a map I would look … Continue reading

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