This canyon must have a name, but I couldn't find it on the map. It's fairly deep.
I love the look of young Tamarack (Western Larch) trees; they are bright green in the fall landscape. Soon, they will turn yellow and drop their needles, unlike any other conifer.
The road looks smooth...but it's gravel and and it's rough in many places.
A terrific view to the south: Mt. Harris (5000+ feet) on the left, Mt. Emily (6000+ feet) on the right, and Pumpkin Ridge in the right center. This land formation separates Indian Valley, where I live,
from the huge Grande Ronde Valley to the south.
Lookingglass Creek is the home of the Lookingglass Fish Hatchery
The Grande Ronde River, which is very low at this time of year.
From the river to Cricket Flat is a gradual climb.