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Lower Imnaha River in Winter not far from our Joseph Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Bald eagle keeping toes warm in winter along the Imnaha River near Joseph OregonNo guests on the afternoon of January 2, 2011, so Heather & I took off for a lower elevation hike along the Imnaha River.  We hoped to get to the confluence of the Imnaha and the Snake River in Hells Canyon, but got too late of a start (we did serve breakfast this morning).

If you’re here for an Eastern Oregon vacation in winter and are tired of snow, then the drive down through Imnaha and on the Dug Bar Road leading to the trailhead at Cow Creek is pretty refreshing.  Plenty of wildlife.  We saw this eagle all plumped up keeping his toes warm–kinda like a penguin.  Not a bad idea as it was below freezing!


Heather shot a little video about two miles short of the confluence.

‘Course if you want to visit this place, you’d best have a truck or other kind of vehicle with heavier tires and higher clearance.  As nice as they are on the open road, this is not the place for a Prius or a Mini Cooper!

Stop in at our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast and we’ll tell you all about it and even send you out with a map so we’ll see you again.

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