Sunday, July 24, 2011

Big Horn Sheep

A few weeks ago we made a trip down the Gorge. That is the strip of highway that goes between Oregon and Washington, from Portland to Boardman, along the Columbia river.  I grew up in Portland, and having Multomah Falls an easy drive, we made many trips to those falls with my family.  One of my favorite places is the Vista House on the old highway that overlooks the Gorge.  There is something to see, or stop and see on this whole stretch of highway.  If you are ever looking for a driving vacation, this is it.  It would take days to see everything. 

On our recent trip to Bend, my husband was determined to get some pictures of the Big Horn Sheep that have been transplanted from CA to the bluffs near Biggs, OR.  I think they were "planted" there about 20 years ago and now there are more then 1 herd, and if you watch you will see bunches of them spread out for miles.  This trip was no exception.  We spotted these between Biggs and Arlington, pretty close to the road:

So many people say there is nothing to see once they reach the dry part of the Gorge, but I believe there is always something to see, no matter where you are....................just look closer.

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