Monday, September 16, 2013

Malheur National Forest, OR

Driving through Malheur National Forest this morning, the landscape changed from rocky high desert to ranchland to trees.
The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The diverse and beautiful scenery of the forest includes high desert grasslands, sage and juniper, pine, fir and other tree species, and the hidden gems of alpine lakes and meadows. Elevations vary from about 4000 feet (1200 meters) to the 9038 foot (2754 meters) top of Strawberry Mountain. The Strawberry Mountain range extends east to west through the center of the Forest.
The subtleties of the shifting landscape are remarkable, especially to a Midwesterner. Not to mention cattle ranches 15,000 acres large. Come along for the ride...


  1. We drove through this area a few years ago on our way to Las Vegas. It is really beautiful!

  2. What an exhilarating drive! Any signs of wildlife in this area?

    cape lady

  3. Sev: not that day, but today a buck jumped out in front of us while we were traversing another national forest. Exhilarating indeed!

  4. This is such beautiful country. I can picture Nelson Eddie coming through the trees as a Canadian Mountie. "I'll be calling you...." So beautiful.