Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Friday, October 19, 2012

Back in Oregon!

 We started off on the Middle Payette together the other day but the river was low, cold and submerged rocks were a constant hazard so I bailed out with Sasha and walked back to do the shuttle so Michael wouldn't have to ride the bike back (that's the odd shaped object behind him.) He did much better without my weight in the bow and I was happy to see these turkey hens as we strolled back into the Boise National Forest for the truck.
 Yesterday we crossed into Oregon. We got lower and lower until the land north of Boise was just rolling, rocky hills and dry pasture. We stayed at a "wildlife PRODUCTION unit" our last night and debated trying one last section of the Payette but decided against it and went to a Hotspring (a fancy spa, not the wild kind,)  instead.
 The most interesting route seemed to be to follow the Snake River north and then follow the Burnt River Canyon west. We stayed at a mining claim with this view of the tiny river and Michael processed 30 gallons of veggie oil.
 On my wanderings with Sasha I walked right up to this chest high sweet little nest. It turned into a rainy afternoon and we were really happy to find a comfy restaurant with wifi along our lumbers. It's getting dark now though and it's time to find our place.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home