Postcards from the Pacific NW, Where am I?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ColtCarbine, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    <table id="INCREDIMAINTABLE" width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="POSITION: relative; DIRECTION: ltr; FONT-SIZE: 12pt" id="INCREDITEXTREGION" width="100%"> I thought I'd share some pictures from an area in Central Oregon that my family and I love to spend time doing outdoor activities and escape from everyday life. Unfortunately, we do not get to spend as much time as we'd like to with our family and friends over there. The lifestyle in this area is like stepping back in time. Hunting and fishing is not what it used to be, no thanks to the Environmentalist and the big business of hunting leases.

    Where am I for those that care to take a guess?

    Quig no helping, I'm pretty sure you have been in this area.

    Sorry for the bad lighting it was overcast and I'm not the best photographer.







  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

  3. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    South of Pauline off 380?
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Ill look up Pauline in a few seconds. My guess, total guess as I am a flatlander from Florida, and seldom roam far, would be somewhere in S. Dakota. Is very pretty country, but would be too damn cold for me in winter.
    Doh, I just noticed the central Oregon line .........
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  7. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    i would have to say around the Oregen trail area as come's into the state
  8. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Good guess considering you're on the other side of the country. Heck, people that live here do not realize where this is much less been there.

    The area pictured is north of Paulina and the other side of the Ochoco National Forest, 9 miles north of Mitchell. The Painted Hills is one of 3 units of the John Day Fossil Beds. The river we camped alongside and floated was the John Day River. All of the above pictures are from this area.

    Here's a little info on the area, if interested.

    Mitchell Oregon | Gateway to the Painted Hills!

    Painted Hills | Mitchell Oregon

    Satelitte map of area showing terrain

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  9. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Absolutely no idea where this is,but that is some of God's country if I ever saw it!
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  10. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Look above you, I posted the location and information about the area just before you replied. Yes, it is God's country.
  11. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Yeah, It wasn't there when I typed my post,didn't see it till after I posted my reply.Thanks for the pictures though,you are lucky to live in such an area.
  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I am lost Colt...Beautiful country though...
    1.I would need a passport to get there...
    2.The ground look's to hard for me to walk on for more than 20 ft.
    3.What in the Hell is the serpent doing up there.?
  13. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    Ducshutes river
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I know where that is, and next time I wanna go too, been a long time since I stopped in that area, Monkey camp out !
  15. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    It does look like the BadLands
  16. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I was at the Painted Hills for the first time about 40 years ago; my uncle had family friends just outside of Mitchell. Drove by a couple more times over the years since, but not as far in as your pictures -- great shots!

    We'd also have family reunions at the Old Ochoco Hwy maintenance camp, at least until they started charging exhorbitant fees. I'd love to drive back there again.

    Thanks for the memories (no Frank Sinatra accent :^)
  17. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    The John Day Fossil Beds area is a really nice place to visit! I highly recommend it to anyone who gets a chance to go to the area.

    Those rock drawings are old Indian drawings - there are Indian caves in the area, too.
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