Charles Parish School to a low-impact hydro facility at Wallowa Lake
to a solar installation at a pet adoption center in Roseburg.
Right now, 10 of the Oregon state park designs are available for purchase on the website: Silver Falls, Fort Stevens, Cape Lookout, Smith Rock, Wallowa Lake
, Cascadia, Oswald West, Rooster Rock, Umpqua Lighthouse and Ecola.
And when you and your rental car finally roll into Joseph--through the quaint seven-block downtown and the road that leads, visionlike, to Wallowa Lake
and its reflection of the surrounding snowcapped peaks--you'd have half a mind to dub this place the "Little Switzerland of America" if someone hadn't already done it for you.
Joseph, at the head of the midsummer night's dream of Wallowa Lake
, has just over 1,000 people.
Best Lakeside Vacations in the US: Wallowa Lake
State Park, Oregon
Cooper, Bigfoot, the Oregon Vortex, the Bridge of the Gods, the Port Orford Meteorite, the Lost Blue Bucket Mine, the ghost of Heceta House, the wreck of the beeswax galleon on the Oregon shore, the Wallowa Lake
monster, sailors kidnapped and sold to ships' crews, and buried, haunted, and cursed pirate treasures.
House-building in Wallowa Lake
will encroach on Chief Joseph's gravesite and ring the beautiful lake with development.
At the head of the valley sits gorgeous Wallowa Lake
Around the south end of Wallowa Lake
, Oregon, private homes, summer camps, and a state park jam up against federal land, which rises dramatically through the Eagle Cap Wilderness to the 9,845-foot peak of the Matterhorn.
Recently a proposed resort and ski area near Wallowa Lake
has created conflict among residents, some of whom fear the intrusion of the large-scale project.
The changing goals of the 750 or so Nez Perce -- only 250 of them men in their prime -- account for the winding path the trail takes today, heading eastward from Wallowa Lake
in Oregon through the Rocky Mountains to east of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, then bending sharply to the north to end between what are now the Rocky Boy and Fort Belknap reservations in Montana.
Remember the beginning of the Trail at Wallowa Lake
and the utter grandeur of the scene there.