Oregon never ceases to amaze me. I’ve lived here most of my life and I am still finding parts of this great state that figuratively bring me to my knees. I wouldn’t say I am the most “outdoorsy” of people, but the awe and raw beauty of nature is one of my favorite things. I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent Memorial Day Weekend in the Hells Canyon Wilderness Area. On that particular trip, I didn’t get to do much exploring outside of the Hells Canyon. Once I returned home, I knew there was a lot more to this area that needed to be discovered. I grabbed my friend, her dog and we headed east to unchartered territory.
The Wallowa Mountains are located in Northeastern Oregon. They run about 40mi between the Blue Mountains and Snake River. It’s also been called “The Alps of Oregon.” Most of this beautiful mountain range is in the designated Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. It’s absolutely stunning.
We pulled into the sleepy village on the shores of the Wallowa Lake at around 1am after leaving Portland. We tucked in to our little cabin in the woods and had an amazing peaceful night sleep. The next three days were filled with exploration, conversation and reflection. The area naturally brings you a calm and inner peace. Life is slower here, I had time to take in every moment and still get a nap in. If you haven’t ever been to this area of Oregon, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s good for the soul.
I hope you had a great week!