On the Oregon, Idaho border lies a spectacular range of mountains, called the Owyhees. They are filled with remnants of silver mining from the 1800's, rivers filled with kayakers, and hiking trails with breathtaking views.
To find this breathtaking area follow U.S. 95 to the Leslie Gulch Recreation Area. Turn right onto McBride Road and right again onto Succor Creek Road. Driving until you hit Leslie Gulch Road where you will turn left. Roughly 11 miles from this intersection there is a marked pullout.
According to many guide books this area has a ride range of hiking levels. This drive in can vary greatly depending on weather conditions, as always pay attention to rain and snow. In summer this wilderness becomes HOT.
We decided to camp for one night in this area to explore the grandure. Keep in mind that there is only with campground with limited sites.
Smelling of damp sandstone, walking through the crevices along the dry stream bed, The Juniper Trail is easy to find off of the main road.
The goblin is watching! Do you see it too?
Vista's and rock formation to delight your senses. Take a moment to breathe in the clean air and enjoy the view.
The view from our campsite
How splendid are toes warmed by a hot fire?
The birds were out, along with signs of spring on The Timber Gulch Trail.
This trail is close to Juniper Trail - follow the directions to Juniper Trail and west of that trail head there is a one-car pullout on your right. They are about 2 miles apart.
Growth after a fire. It is beautiful yet so fragile.
The end of the trail for us. The short hike in, about 1 mile, leaves you with a sense of wondrous peace of mind.
What a sensational view!
Love nature, take out what you bring in.
Leave with a piece of nature in your heart.
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