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Apr 29, 2016 - Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Hart Mountain We have returned to Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. We were here last year and enjoyed it so much we came back. The campground is at the base of Hart Mountain. There are only 8 spots, but we are the only people here….for miles! The next town is 10 miles away and it is almost that far to the refuge office at the top of the mountain. That is where there is also a hot spring! Now you know the REAL reason Mike likes to come here! Supposedly Big Horn Sheep live way up there but we have not seen any yet. We have seen deer...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Rock Hounding

After stopping at a rock shop the other day, we decided to do a little gem hunting and went in search of Oregon Sunstone. Using our new guide to rock hounding in Oregon, and the GPS on Mikes truck we headed out to the BLM public collection area. The BLM has a section of land set aside just for public Oregon Sunstone collection. There are also a couple of commercial mining operations nearby, that for a fee they will dig you a hole that you can dig around in, or you can pick items off a belt. We just went to the public collection area, since...

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Apr 21, 2015 - Boondocking

Someone had asked me, how we camp without electricity. We have a few ways around that. If it is only overnight, it is no big deal. Our lights, refrigerator and water pump can run off electric or battery, and the water heater and stove runoff propane. The heat for the trailer also runs off propane, and we have a small portable heater that takes the small propane bottles if we need it. We have a generator stored in a locked compartment at the rear of the camper. We had two tied together, but only have needed two generators to run air...

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Apr 14, 2015 - Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

I saw on a map how this Antelope Refuge was not far from where we were in Malheur so again we headed south a ways. This refuge is designed to help preserve Pronghorn Antelope. It sits mostly on top of Hart Mountain. We are camping at the base of this mountain (Hart Mountain Campground). This is an old Civilian Conservation Camp from the 1940’s. They built all the structures and roads in this refuge. There is a free campground. There are other campgrounds in the refuge, but we are content to stay at the bottom of the hill and not haul the...

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Sep 4, 2013 - Hart mtn antelope refuge

We headed out of Crater Lake after doing a bit much laundry and stopped in Klamath Falls to resupply. Onward to Lakeview and finally 6 miles up a forest service road in the Fremont Natl forest to camp at Mud Creek. This was a 6 campsite spot that didn't charge but was out in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful stars at night since we're a ways from a town. The next day we drove on to the Hart Mt National Antelope Refuge which has 275,000 acres of protected land for wildlife. We saw several herds of antelope as well as mule deer and an eagle....

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Mar 31, 2007 - We are still planning our trip

We are still planning our trip to vegas. We are starting in POrtland and heading for Klamath Falls for two nights. From there we are going to Angels Camp CA for a couple of more days. From there we head to vegas going through death valley. We are staying in Vegas for a week and then heading for Wolf Creek Utah for two more days. Then we head back home maybe stoping at a motel somewhere. We are heading out the last of April

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