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Saturday, September 9, 2017 - The Narrows, Princeton, OR, Day 3, 0 Miles, 640.8 Towing Miles For the Trip
Happy birthday to me!
I ate breakfast at the narrows restaurant. Good hash browns, just an OK ham & cheese omelet, although there it was large enough that I left a bit behind.
After breakfast I headed south on OR 205 to explore more of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The first stop was at the Sod House Ranch. Lots of old barns & buildings, including the Long Barn.
Next stop was the Buena Vista Overlook. While I suspect there are ponds at the base of the overlook, this time of year it is a dry field with a small pond in the distance.
Continuing south on OR 205, I turned onto Diamond Lane, then Lava Bed Road, heading to see the Round Barn. On the way I met a cattle drive, most of which was on the road. I wove my way through the cattle, and continued on to the barn. An interesting structure. I met the same cattle drive on the way back, coming up behind them. It took a bit longer to get through them all but I did get a couple of pictures through the windshield (no way I was getting out of the truck!)
While I will be going through Frenchglen tomorrow on the way to Page Springs campground, I decided to check out the campground since I was already within 15 miles of it. A small Mercantile & the Frenchglen Hotel, a state heritage site. I drove the two miles beyond the hotel to the campground. Large sites, with about 4-5 empty ones. I hope more will move on tomorrow. At the hotel there was an excellent AT&T and Verizon signal. I didn't check at the campground, but it is close enough that I suspect it will be OK.
On the way back I stopped to take a photo of an interesting hillside. By the way, if I don't make it clear where some of the photo stops are, remember that I usually add coordinates to the EXIF data with the large photos. An on line "Pic to Map" viewer will show the locations on Google Maps.
|The Sod House Ranch||The Sod House Ranch||The Root Cellar||The Bunkhouse|
|The Long Barn||Inside The Long Barn||The Long Barn||The Sod House Ranch|
|Original Homestead||The Sod House Ranch||The Sod House Ranch||Peter French|
|The Round Barn||The Round Barn||The Round Barn||The Round Barn|
|The Round Barn||The Round Barn||A Cattle Drive||A Cattle Drive|
|Lava Flow||Frenchglen Mercantile||The Frenchglen Hotel||Along OR 205|
|Buena Vista Viewpoint (Large 8000 pixel wide - 2.5MB Version)|
After getting back to the campground I filled the gas tank (at $3.599 per gallon)
I'm still full from the 3 egg breakfast omelet, hash browns & sourdough toast, so I'm just having some cheese & crackers for dinner.
Until next time -
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