Sunday, August 09, 2015

Day trip to Hells Canyon

Emma and I took a day trip around the loop road over to the Hells Canyon overlook today, to do a little geocaching and just explore.

We've been here before, but not for several years and it's always worth a visit.

Hells Canyon Overlook

This canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America, deeper than the Grand Canyon by about 2,000 feet.  It's astounding.

Hells Canyon Overlook

It was pretty smoky today and visibility wasn't the greatest, but the haze lends its own beauty.

Hells Canyon Overlook

I'd never been down this particular side road farther than the overlook, but there were two more geocaches out there within striking distance for today, so away we went.  The road was rocky but not too bad, and we made it to the McGraw fire lookout.

I didn't take many pictures because I was too busy enjoying Emma's company, but not one single view was less than amazing.

On the way to the McGraw fire lookout, Hells Canyon

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