Hells Canyon NRA (Oct 14-15, 2010)

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hells_canyon_coverConditions: Day Hikes
Gear: nothing special
Map: USGS He Devil
Area: Riggins, ID
Reference: n/a
Stats: unknown

I needed to get away for a bit...a road trip. I've been fascinated recently by the whole SE Washington, NE Oregon, Eastern Idaho area. The location of the ancient Grand Ronde volcano, a long ago site of the Yellowstone hot spot. There are basalt lava flows everywhere out here. Anyway...it seemed like an interesting place to spend a weekend.

I headed out for the long drive and got to the NRA late and made camp watching the setting sun bounce off the walks of the Snake River and light it up with color.

I woke up in the morning and decided to hike up to Heaven's Gate Lookout. Lookouts being one of my favorite places to visit. The site of the lookout is high up but it's a short walk. Surprisingly, I had the place to myself.
 
Hells Canyon NRA Slideshow

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