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Oyyhee Country: The Honeycombs of SE Oregon

For at least a decade I have wanted to visit to Honeycombs in the Owyhee Country of south eastern Oregon. Finally, after turning back in my earlier Suburu and my Highlander attempts,  I purchased a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The road is not extreme 4 wheeling, but it does require clearance, caution, and a good skid plate if an error is made. Fortunately, no errors, and the trip was uneventful. I went with my Pacific Crest Trail hiking partner, Bob. This Owyhee country is remote and spectacular!

 

Early evening in the Honeycomb country
Early evening in the Honeycomb country
Honeycomb country. wild horses
Honeycomb country. wild horses
Honeycomb walls
Honeycomb walls
Honeycombs. Mariposa lily
Honeycombs. Mariposa lily
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Owyhee country
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Owyhee country
Owyhee country color
Owyhee country color
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Owyhee country
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Owyhee country

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Road into the Honeycombs
Road into the Honeycombs
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Honeycombs
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Honeycombs
Honeycomb walls
Honeycomb walls
Road into the Honeycombs
Road into the Honeycombs
Sunrise light above the Honeycombs
Sunrise light above the Honeycombs

The prophet Isaiah gives us hope

There is so much joy to come; we live in this world, but we are not bound to it!

From Isaiah 35….

Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.
    The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.
 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers
    and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
    as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.
There the Lord will display his glory,
    the splendor of our God.

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With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
    and encourage those who have weak knees.
 Say to those with fearful hearts,
    “Be strong, and do not fear,
He is coming to save you.”

And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind
    and unplug the ears of the deaf.
 The lame will leap like a deer,
    and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!

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Springs will gush forth in the wilderness,
    and streams will water the wasteland.
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The parched ground will become a pool,
    and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land.

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And a great road will go through that once deserted land.
    It will be named the Highway of Holiness.

 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.
    They will enter Jerusalem singing,
    crowned with everlasting joy.
Sorrow and mourning will disappear,
    and they will be filled with joy and gladness.

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