Julie Weikel on Wilderness

Julie Weikel on Wilderness

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Far from Big Macs

There is a point in the Owyhee region, in northwestern Nevada, that is, at 115 miles away, as far away as you can get from a McDonalds in the U.S. Source: http://www.datapointed.net/2010/09/distance-to-nearest-mcdonalds-sept-2010

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Three Forks Hot Springs

This hike begins at the confluence of three spectacular tributaries of the Owyhee River—the North, Middle and Main forks—and the scenic hot springs at the end, situated beneath a waterfall, are well worth the wade across the Owyhee River. The primary route into the hot springs is a 3-mile, four-wheel drive route best enjoyed...

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Leslie Gulch

Visit the Leslie Gulch Wilderness Study Area to hike through sandy washes to reach panoramic amphitheaters of stone and sage. Over 200 bighorn sheep live in Leslie Gulch, along with mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk. Bird watchers can look for chukar, California quail, northern flickers, white-throated swifts, and many more song birds and...

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Visitor’s Guide
to the Owyhee Canyonlands

Visiting the Owyhee Canyonlands calls for preparation, awareness, and self-sufficiency. Top off your gas tank when leaving gateway communities like Nyssa or Jordan Valley and carry a spare gas can, because once you leave the blacktop you will not find services or amenities. Roads within the canyonlands are often unmaintained, rocky, and rutted. A...

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Protect Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands

Please sign the petition urging our elected leaders to help permanently protect Oregon’s spectacular Owyhee!

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Jordan Craters

The 27-square-mile ovaline lava flow of Jordan Craters is one of the most recent volcanic flows in Oregon. The origin of the flow is Coffeepot Crater, a deep cavity at the far northeastern part of the flow. Walking in and around Coffeepot and exploring its side pits, tubes and caves makes for a great...

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Sage Society: Sustaining Desert Conservation

Retired science teacher Scott Bowler is a proud member of ONDA’s Sage Society, the community of advocates and donors who live their values by sustaining critical conservation efforts year-round with monthly contributions. We recently spoke with Scott about his decades-long commitment to sustaining Oregon conservation efforts through volunteering, advocacy, and the Sage Society. ONDA: Tell...

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