[Wildflower Hikes and Trips in Central and Eastern Oregon]
The area encompassed in this wildflower bloom report lies from the ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests of the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, extending across the sagebrush deserts to the eastern and southern boundaries of Oregon. The northern two-thirds of Oregon are part of the Columbia River drainage (also known as the Columbia Basin). The Deschutes, John Day and Snake Rivers are the main rivers that drain northward into the Columbia River. In addition, the Imnaha and Grande Ronde Rivers are two additional rivers which drain northward towards the Snake River in northeastern Oregon. The southern third of the state, encompassing much of Lake, Harney and Malheur counties is considered a part of the Great Basin, consisting of fault block mountains and lakes without permanent outlets. Many of the lakes are alkaline, and others are intermittent, often existing as briny deserts.
July 3, 2001 Indian Rock (F.S. Rd #3120) , Wallowa-Whitman N.F.
July 2, 2001 Meadows around Hoffer Lake, Wallowa-Whitman N.F.
July 2, 2001 Meadows along Anthony Lake, Hoffer Lake Trailhead, Wallowa-Whitman N.F.
July 2, 2001 Meadows along Anthony Lake, Anthony Lakes Day Use Area, Wallowa-Whitman N.F.
July 1, 2001 Riparian Meadows along Ditch Creek (along Forest Rd #21), Umatilla N.F.
July 1, 2001 Meadows along Alder Creek (Forest Rd #140), Umatilla N.F.
July 1, 2001 Forest Rd #21 near Madison Butte, Umatilla N.F.
June 17, 2001 Forest Rd #24 near Ant Hill, Umatilla N.F.
June 17, 2001 Forest Road 2039 west of Bull Prairie Lake, Umatilla N.F.
June 16, 2001 Bull Prairie Lake, Umatilla N.F.
June 16, 2001 Road East of Kinzua, OR (eventually becoming Forest Rd #21, Umatilla N.F.)
June 16, 2001 Road East of Kinzua, OR (western Blue Mts.)
May 12, 2001 Cold Camp & Divide Rds (Between Antelope, OR and Ashwood, OR)
May 12, 2001 Shaniko-Antelope Highway
May 12, 2001 Bakeoven Road (Between Maupin, OR and Shaniko, OR)
May 12, 2001 Graveyard Butte Crossing (White River)
March 25, 2001 Lower Deschutes River Access Rd