Day one - leaving Portland


Parked outside the Working Girls Hotel


Lounge


My buddy Eilert


Wild Bill


Bjorn


Smile!


Gunilla and Bjorn


Dinner


Life is good


Life gets better!


Ready!!


I can't take it any more....


Our room - very nice.


Breakfast next morning...


and the gang is good to go


South of Union


Where we saw...


This!


Baker City valley


The Oregon Trail Museum


Well done


and worth a stop


Many things to see


also take a trip inside


Sumpter!


Lunch stop


Bring on the burgers..


and the beer!


Sumpter dredge


Impressive machine


You can walk inside too


Heading southeast


Crossing a creek


Wild Bill in action


Stig Tuck


Dropping down


Grassy meadows


Snake River in the distance


Fun little road








We have arrived


Our camp site


This will work!


Next morning


Yes!!!


"I'm ready!"


View of Snake River


Oregon Trail


On the trail


Detour





Rugged landscape






And we are back on the trail!


Dry and dusty



Oywhee Dam


Notice low water level


This dam is the predecessor..


...to Hoover dam.


Starting the climb


Heading up Fisherman road


Up on top


Looking south


Taking a break


Dave has a slow leak


Thomas got his first road rash


Eilert behind the wheel


Heading south


View south


Movin' on!


Leslie Gulch sign


Surreal landscape


Kodak moment


Leslie Gulch is one of a kind







Sculpted by wind and water





The boat launch


Oywhee River


Oywhee River


Dusty Grand Cherokee










Bighorn sheep!



FJ taking to water!


Carwash


Thomas picked up a rock


Punched a hole in the tire


Heading into Idaho


Towards Silver City


Climbing a narrow trail to our camp site


Gunilla inspecting the site


Wild Bill coming up


Dave coming up


Couple of sunset shots



The eagle has landed!


Bill


Thomas


Not a bad time


Breakfast!


Packing up


Tent is almost done


Eilert still having fun!


Silver City!




Gunilla and Eilert


Inside Idaho Hotel


The bar


Tourists


This picture is a fake


This one is real - the Wild Bunch


Traffic light!


Eilert ticketed for jaywalking


Eilert paying his fine


Pre-paying my fine!


Silver City - established 1863


Idaho Hotel


More Silver City pics


School building



Two story outhouse?



Catholic Church


Wild Bill and the bunch.....


We're thirsty too..





The new "Wild Bunch".......


High noon........


Modern horses...






Refuling in Jordan Valley


Overlooking Three Forks



Heading down to the river.




Oywhee river - river rafting mecca




Getting ready to cross










Nice "beach"


Good place to camp



Warm springs creek


Kid soaking in the pool


Heading back across














Climbing out of the canyon






Ready to head west


This was the suthermost point on the trip


A few last looks at Oywhee








What dryspell?


Heading towards Alvord Desert



Mickey Hot Springs


Too hot for comfort


Wild horse


Expelled from heard?



Nature's way


Nice dust!


Steens Mountain in the background


Heading out on Alvord Desert


Driving on Alvord Desert


A kick in the pants!


Getting ready to camp


Steens Mountain profiled


Eilert having a great time


Eilert setting up his tent


Sandstorm!


Desert night drive


Bill, Eilert, Dave and Thomas going for a drive


Thomas high-centered


Bill firing up his galaxy beams


I'll never drink Tequila again....


Early morning coffee - ahhhhh


Our site


The hacienda!


I've had my coffee!


Man, that hit the spot


Almost ready to move on


Leaving nothing but tracks in the sand....


On the western side


we saw sand yahts.


Another flat


Putting in a plug


Planning the route back home



Fields


Plane parked in Fields


Hunting for a B24


AS far as we could drive


Leaving the truck and walking




Airplane parts!


The gang is waiting




Mission accomplished!


Planning the last leg


Lakeview, Oregon


Hunters Lodge and camping


Lunch stop on the way home


Just north of Bend


Crooked River canyon - new bridge in the background


Eilert taking in the sights


Railroad bride in the background



Standing on the old bridge


Two happy travelers!