Joseph Canyon

A moody day on the rim with winter and spring sharing their tonal blessings, white and green.

 

"The canyon was named after Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, who is traditionally thought to have been born in a cave on the east bank of Joseph Creek in Asotin County. Prior to European settlement, the Nez Perce used the canyon bottomlands as a travel corridor from summer camp sites in the Wallowa Valley to winter camp sites along the Grande Ronde and Snake Rivers."

 

"Joseph Canyon (Nez Perce: an-an-a-soc-um, meaning "long, rough canyon") is a 2,000-foot (610 m) deep basalt canyon in northern Wallowa County, Oregon, and southern Asotin County, Washington, United States. It contains Joseph Creek, a tributary of the Grande Ronde River, which flows into the Snake River and then into the Columbia."

 

The deepest canyon in North America (the Snake river's Hells Canyon) is just a few miles to the East from here. Gotta have some good legs to hike here. Does anyone have a set they can loan me?.......mine are a bit worn out from trekking these slopes over many decades.

 

As always, thanks for taking a look. Much appreciated.

 

 

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Taken on May 16, 2011