Last year, on the last Sunday of April, Meg and I took a beautiful wildflower day hike in the Snake river canyon country, east of Halfway, Oregon. While on a a vast bench high above the river, we encountered a train of pack llamas and hikers. Raz Rasmussen, of Halfway, has operated Wallowa Llamas since 1983. We decided we would take this trip in 2015. We invited good friends, the Gleesons, to join us. And so, starting on the last Sunday of this April, we spent four days and three nights in this overwhelming, breath taking canyon country.
I am posting these pictures on a day to day basis, so there will be four parts. Here are the pictures from Sunday.
|Our ponderosa pine campsite, below these balsam root wildflowers. Hells Canyon Wilderness|
|Hells Canyon Wilderness|
|Phlox along the Snake river before the trail begins to climb|
|Llamas crossing McGraw Creek|
|Wallowa Llamas led by Raz|