Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Down into the High Desert!

Ever searching for warmer climes we descended into the southeast corner of Oregon. This area, along with the northwestern part of Nevada must be one of the most remote parts of the US. Traveling here is serious business. You must top off your fuel, water and food tanks every chance that you get - and you do not get many! We were delighted by the rich fossil museum at the John Day Fossil Beds hiked five and a half miles miles into one of the famous mammal fossil areas. We did not realize that this is one of the richest mammalian fossil areas in the world.

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