( Writing this from Enterprise, Oregon on July 28. )
Four of the seven campgrounds that Carla is respondsable for are located north of Enterprise. Last Tuesday, we went with her to see some that area and help her clean.
We meet at Carla's childhood farm house in Enterprise.
One of the rock gardens in her yard. Boy, am I jealous!
On the road to the northern camps, we pass through the Zumwalt Prairie. A place where many of her past generations once ranched. We were awed as she pointed out old homesteads and told of family history.
Wild horses, but very long in the tooth!
Interesting facial markings.
Are they smiling for the photographer?
This simple entrance was to the ranch of Walter Brennan, the actor. Now owned by a millionaire.
After passing through the prairie, we climb into the remote mountains and start seeing wildlife.
At the top is Buckhorn Lookout Station, where we stop to eat our lunch.
Looking down at the Imnaha River.
Carla was part of the team that installed the signage for the parks around this part of the Wallowa Mountains. They did a beautiful job!
On the way back down we see more Elk. Lots of babies in this group.