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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by IpponDuro, Nov 22, 2011.
Little Naches? and if so, Cliffdell would be the first town downriver
Well you're right it could be any stream but this pic isn't any more obscure than some of the other pics that get posted up here.
Hint #1, it's not a stream, it's a river. But not the Yakima, Tieton or Little Naches.
Hint #2, I'm looking downriver. In other words, north.
Not the Tucannon.
Next hint--put a fork in it.
You call that a river? You Washington boys need to raise your expectations some.
N fork of the Willamette River
Not any fork of the Willamette.
Yer gettin the idea Starkmojo. Best as I can figger, the actual headwaters of this fork is 20 miles upstream from the pic. A river goes for 20 miles through this kind of country and still you can jump over it?
From the flood zone it probably looks a lot bigger at snow melt time.
OK I will take my WAG... Klickitat river?
West Fork Wallowa
Nope and nope.
OK, let's finish this.
The river fork in the picture as well as the main river itself are named for a fur trapper from Virginia.
S. Fork John Day
There you go.
If you want to ride from Burns to Dayville the back way, you can go north out of Burns on the Hines Logging Road, aka FR 47 or the Hines-Izee Road. Go left at the intersection with the Izee-Paulina Road, then pretty quick you go right (north) on the South Fork John Day River Road which is technically still FR 47. I took this pic a little ways north of that intersection. Takes you right into Dayville.
What's kinda cool is realizing that those huge John Day Canyons downstream from here start out as these little canyons around these little streams.
Handy, yer up again.
Should be a quick one, name this hot spring:
The tub doesn't look quite right but it's been a while... Elkhorn Hotspring East of Stanley barely off ID 75
The tub gets washed out every couple years in high water, I think this one was installed last year. I have never heard it called Elkhorn, everyone I know calls it The Boat Box, there is a map that calls it Bev's Bathtub, named for a friend of mine that lives nearby who doesn't get too many baths.
Staying with the river/water theme;
Name the location
I had heard there was a different name for that particular hot springs but I thought it was Soap box so I went with the familiar. I researched it after you gave the second name http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGW056-105, guess we both learned something new today. We have never soaked there, but have found less popular hot springs in the area while we were in the area riding our off road as well as dual sport bikes.
Looks like it is just downstream from the confluence of two rivers.