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.



  • Jim Johnston PRO 4y

    beautiful area. my kind of area.
  • JoLoLog PRO 4y

    It's a gorgeous view, Phil, I agree. Amazing sky, wonderful grooved slopes.. but something in me says: "It can't be at this time of the year, this white stuff" :-)). Being out there under a wonderful sun and soil and trees that turn green... white doesn't have room, at least until next November :-)). Thanks for sharing, though... always love to see photos from your part of the world :-))

  • Robert Tisnikar 4y

    Wonderful view and capture, Realy like the compo with snow in the first plane and layering with great depth. Excellent work Phill !!

    Amazing captures Phil, i just take a deep breath when i view your landscape shots ( or is that a deep sigh because i didn't take 'em) lol. Hope you have a good day today mate and thanks for your latest emails.
  • Deby Dixon PRO 4y

    Beautiful Phil!
  • Tom Johansen 4y

    So fascinating to follow the snowy foreground into the majestical mountain landscape. Excellent pov and really a joy for my eye. Great work Phil!
  • seryani 4y

    What an incredible view, Phil! Perfect composition and exposure, and I love the colors, and the contrast of the snow with the canyon. What a gorgeous spot, I would love to visit it!
    Your landscape images are formidable, we are really lucky to see these fabulous captures from the great American Northwest!
    Hope you have a nice week, my dear friend.
  • Shirley PRO 4y

    Refreshing views, Phil. Your mountain shots always inspire me.
  • jan lyall PRO 4y

    Looks as though you are on top of the world Phil!! Beautiful composition and a stunning vista!
  • dizbosphotos PRO 4y

    Clear crisp colors surrounding this beautiful canyon. Well done.
  • Chuck & Pat Harkins 4y

    Love the touch of snow and the deep tones, great look Phil.
  • Matthew Crowley 4y

    Love that sky and what a view! Gorgeous scene and capture my friend!
  • **klaracolor** PRO 4y

    A wonderful depth and I really like this point of view!
  • Jeff Bergman PRO 4y

    Beautiful mountains. The sky and snow peaks take this shot over the top! Excellent work.
  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    Very cute ! Lovely shot !

  • @ Reta @ Happiness comes from U... 4y

    OOOO sweety what stunning beauties...Love these...Love all your works :))))
  • Phil's Pixels PRO 4y

    Thanks everyone for the gracious comments, faves and support. Much appreciated.
  • Lew (tomswift) Holzman PRO 4y

    I like the white in the front and of course the rest!
  • Jocelyn Pantaleon Hidalgo PRO 4y

    Breathtaking view and there is a lot of snow there too.
  • Nicolò 4y

    nice landscapes on your stream! congrats!
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