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Jun 5, 2018 - Mt Howard Tramway

The Wallowa Lake Tramway is an aerial cable gondola lift near Joseph, Oregon, in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest of the United States, named for Wallowa Lake. The tram runs from the floor of the Wallowa Valley to the top of Mount Howard. The tram is the steepest four-person gondola in North America, ending at the 8,256-foot peak of Mount Howard. In the summit one can view wildlife and wildflowers in an alpine meadow. Parts of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho are visible from the summit. Two miles of hiking trails are available. The trails...

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Apr 28, 2015 - Wallowa Lake State Park

We followed the Elkhorn Scenic Route, along the Elkhorn Mountains, towards the Wallowas and went through the towns of Enterprise and Joseph. The Wallowa State Park is beautiful. We decided to stay a couple of days here and do some exploring. The next day we had lunch in Joseph, and stopped at a quilt shop. We saw where Chief Joseph was buried but were confused that the tombstone and signs had three different years of death for him. We stopped at a Forest Service Office and a ranger told me about the Zumwalt Prairie that was nearby. Some...

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Jul 26, 2013 - Chief Joseph Rodeo

Tonight I attended the Chief Joseph Rodeo with a few friends. This was my first rodeo ever. We got discount tickets which were a good price but the seating was pretty far away from the gates where the riders come out on the bucking broncos and bulls. I did the best I could with the photos but I had to use a very high ISO setting to get the shutter speed up high, which generated a lot of noise. We all had a great time and I hope to meet up with my new friends the next time I head out to Oregon. Visit My Chief Joseph Rodeo Images Photo Album

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Jul 9, 2013 - Wallowa Lake Tramway

Today I rode the tramway to the top of the mountains. The tramway costs $27 – I think they should have provided dinner and a movie for that price but what a great view. On the way up, pretty close to the top, I noticed a tram-car going down that had the door wide open! That might have been the riders last $27 so maybe they asked for the “suicide special” tram-car. There are only about 2.5 miles of trails and stellar views in every direction. I walked the trails twice so as not to miss anything (and bring the cost per hour down below $10)....

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Jul 1, 2013 - Wallowa Lake State Park

I arrived here July 1st. Very nice campground with about ten hosts. Upon setting up my RV I discovered my rooftop DirecTV satellite dish wouldn't capture the third and necessary satellite so I dug out my manual satellite dish (doesn't everyone travel with two?). I moved it here and then 100 feet over there and everywhere in between and no third satellite. The trees here rule and there is a biggie blocking my signal. The 9000 feet of mountains aren't exactly making it easy either. This will obviously be a good month to finally read... Judge...

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