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Hat Point, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

The deepest canyon in the United States, with million dollar views, Hells Canyon is one of the most profound esthetic experiences one could ever hope to find, anyone. Meg and I have camped here in early July off and on for over twenty years. Were it not so remote, someone would have obtained a permit for a five star lodge. Instead, simple camping provides this serene wonder and solitude.

I am posting pictures from the sunset. Later, I will post sunrise pictures.

Hells Canyon NRA, Hells Canyon Hat Point
Hells Canyon NRA, Hells Canyon Hat Point
Hells Canyon NRA, Hells Canyon Hat Point
Hells Canyon NRA, Hells Canyon Hat Point
Hells Canyon NRA, Hells Canyon Hat Point
Hells Canyon NRA, Hells Canyon Hat Point

Camping above Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon campsite
Hells Canyon campsite

Our tent looking out at the Seven Devils Mts.
Our tent looking out at the Seven Devils Mts.

Full moon rising over the Seven Devils Mts.
Full moon rising over the Seven Devils Mts.

Hells Canyon sunset
Hells Canyon sunset

Hells Canyon lupine sunrise
Hells Canyon lupine sunrise

Hells Canyon lupine in the early morning light
Hells Canyon lupine in the early morning light

Hells Canyon wildflowers
Hells Canyon wildflowers

Hells Canyon, Seven Devils Mts
Hells Canyon, Seven Devils Mts

Hells Canyon sunset
Hells Canyon sunset

Meg and I enjoyed our annual trip camping trip high above Hells Canyon, near Hat Point in Wallowa County.  The Seven Devils mountains in Idaho rise above the Snake River, making Hells Canyon the deepest gorge in the US.  The view is one of those “million dollar” experiences..  If this were private property accessible by an easy road,  a five star resort would be perched here, hosting hundreds of people a day..  Instead, amidst gorgeous wildflowers, skies and clouds, science and tranquility, Meg and I rested in these views and feelings alone.