Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We have fallen in love with the John Day River region

The morning started out with Bob cooking breakfast. I love the sunbeam coming down through our skylight. 

Bob gave me the whistle to bring my camera. This who we had sitting outside our back window:
          A female Kingfisher:)

We took a drive to visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This is such beautiful, unique country. There are 3 -4 forks of John Day tributaries that feed into the main John Day River that flows north into the Columbia River. The surrounding hills sides are ancient fossil beds. 
                  Sheep Rock Trail

          Petrified Dawn Redwood

You never know what your going to find. On our way home we stopped into an Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife office and found information on a protected wildlife area along the South Fork of the John Day River. 50,000 acres of incredible pristine habitat. It claims excellent birding year round and populations of big horn sheep, mule deer & elk. Lots of places for us to camp!

And here we end a lovely day with the coyotes howling in the background. It is a full moon tonight :)

Good night~ B&B 

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