Monday, June 3, 2013
Above the Valley
It's too easy to live in an area for a lifetime and see only a small part of it. Because I live in one of the many beautiful areas of Oregon, I can enjoy mountains, streams and rivers, trees--and amazing valleys. The Grande Ronde Valley is 20 miles long and 5 miles wide, supposedly the second-largest valley enclosed by mountains in the world. One the west side of the valley is part of the Blue Mountains range, including 6000+ ft Mt. Emily, with the rim accessible by vehicle on a one-lane dirt road. The view from there is always wonderful, but the colors on the afternoon of June 2 were out of this world.