Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kayaking Oregon: Wallowa Lake

On Monday, we squeezed away from RR for a half day and took out 'yaks out for a spin around Wallowa Lake. It ended up being about 7 miles of paddling in 3 hours or so.




Wallowa Lake is literally where a major road ends. Sitting at just over 4,300 feet, the lake was created by 8-9 glaciers (no longer there) and is damned by high moraines and 9000-foot snow-capped peaks of the Wallowa Mountains.



And actually, last week, we traveled up Wallowa Lake's Tramway to the top of 8,255-ft Mt. Howard, where you get an incredible view of Wallowa Lake. J & I had been wanting to travel up the aerial cable car (steepest tram in North America), but didn't want to pay the $28/person. So when RR's owners asked us to attend a promotional event hosted by the local chamber of commerce, which included the tramway ride up and dinner, we jumped on that opportunity!! DEAL!!!!!!!




We hope to find more time to explore the Wallowas, which are one the seven wonders of Oregon!! 

6 comments:

Misti said...

Sweet! man, I miss getting outside!

Jason Koczak said...

Hi Guys!! Love to both of you from CO!!

Irishgirl said...

Beautiful pics, Patrice! We went kayaking last summer and I loved it. That looks like it would be amazing!

~Christine

Mom/MIL said...

Is that justin playing a gopher-whisperer?

Camie Goffi said...

I am about to embark on a full weekend of kayaking in the Apostle Islands this weekend -- if my arms don't fall off after the first day, that is :-)

Camie Goffi said...

To Mom/MIL -
I think Justin is channeling his inner Bill Murray!