The Owyhee is a long drive into the morning sun, venturing deep into southeastern Oregon’s Malheur County. Our destination is along the eastern edge of Lake Owyhee or as some folks call it, the Owyhee Reservoir.
Slocum Campground, at the end of Leslie Gulch, will serve as base camp for a 5-day, June 20-24, desert rendezvous hosted by the Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter High Desert Committee.
The Owyhee rendezvous is our opportunity to show folks the wonders, solitude and beauty that lie in the southern portion of our state. There are many spectacular hikes from base camp that capture the geologic diversity of the landscape. You’ll find wildlife but you’ll have to move slowly. There are guided hikes wandering along old roads and winding trails dotted with wildflowers or a dancing stream. Meanwhile the daylight is constantly changing as it reflects off the stone monoliths, which are scattered across the landscape.
Amazing desert mornings where you can watch the sun come over the horizon as you crawl out of your tent. The air is brisk, but full of energy. And within a few minutes the sun is up and the air is getting warmer. Welcome to the Owyhee!
Sierra Club High Desert Committee
June 20 – 24, 2012
For more information, contact: Bill Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org