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2017-09-10 Mail Boat Ride (Plus Pistol River)

I parked Saturday night in a space along the main road going south out of Gold Beach. All day I’d been parked along the South Jetty, but it was questionable if I would get rousted in the night and asked to move. There were no signs at the place I’d been staying, but at the … Read more

2017-09-09 South to Gold Beach Oregon

Having booked a ticket on the Mail Boat for the 108 mile white water of the Rogue River, I had a whole day to look for subjects to satisfy my “bird-tooth”. I did not have to go far, only a quarter mile to the South Jetty of the Rogue River mouth. Dozens of Osprey were … Read more

2017-09-08 South From Bandon Oregon

As I was finishing my last blog entry from the South Jetty in Bandon, the rocks filled up with Western Sandpipers who had loafing on their minds. It was about an hour before high tide and whatever food was to be had, would have been consumed by now. The birds, nearly 200 in number, needed … Read more

2017-09-07 Central Oregon Coast

A study on “peeping” I awoke at the north end of Coos Bay (North Bend Oregon) to a dense fog, then drove out the Horsfall Beach road. A recommended trail around Bluebill Lake yielded a few birds: American Robin, Northern Flicker, Wrentit, Bushtit, American Crow, Song Sparrow, Eurasian Collared Dove, Steller’s Jay, Wood Duck hen, … Read more

2017-09-01 Crater Lake Trip

I drove over the Crater Lake Highway on my way from Klamath Falls to Medford. I spent the night on a logging side road north of Fort Klamath and found a plethora of Red-Breasted Nuthatches as the light was fading into the evening. I had my doubts about my chances for capturing satisfying images, but … Read more

2017-08-31 Abert Lake To Klamath Falls

After my adventures at the Malheur NWR, I left Burns Oregon, heading east on US-20 and continued my zigzagging journey across southern Oregon. Reaching Riley Oregon, I turned south on US-395, a highway I’m rather fond of, though this section of the highway is new to me. A little further south at Lake Abert I … Read more

2017-08-29 On The Road To Malheur NWR

I left Payette Idaho after staying with dear friends for 11 days, driving south to Jordan Valley, then northeast through Burns Junction. The road down the east side of Steens Mountain is a route I’ve wanted to explore for a few years. This was to be the day I would scratch that itch. Sixty-three miles … Read more

2015-06-11 Siskiyou Mountains

My drive through the Siskiyou Mountains followed National Forest Road 20 from the Applegate Valley, past Dutchman’s Peak (with a detour to the lookout station at it’s peak) and on to Mount Ashland and finally down to the town of Ashland Oregon. This road was no walk-in-the-park, but it provided some of the most spectacular … Read more

2015-06-10 Applegate Valley

Upper Applegate Road leaves Oregon Route 238 about 8 miles south from Jacksonville Oregon and continues to just past the California border above Applegate Lake. I traveled this day along this route until I reached the Applegate Dam and crossed over to explore some of the roads east of the lake on French Glen Road. … Read more