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Wildflower Bloom for Columbia & Great Basins of Central and Eastern Oregon

1995-2000

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. 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.


Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon for 2000.

An albino form of Lewis' monkeyflower, Mimulus lewisii from the Steens Mt..........July 2000.

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September 10, 2000 Kiger Gorge Viewpoint (Steens Mt.) - T33S R33E S1 & T33S R34E S6

September 10, 2000 Jackman Park Campground (Steens Mt.) T32S R33E S33

September 9, 2000 Trail to Little Wildhorse Lake (Steens Mt.) T33S R33E S35

September 9, 2000 Page Springs Campground (Steens Mt.) T32S R31E S17

July 17, 2000 Headwaters of Fish Creek (Steens Mt.) T32.5S R33E S3

July 16 & 17, 2000 Jackman Park Campground and Vicinity (Steens Mt.) - T32S R33E S33

July 16, 2000 Wildhorse Lake (Steens Mt.) - T33S R33E S35

July 15, 2000 Steens Mt. Summit Ridge (Kiger Gorge to Summit)

July 15, 2000 North Steens Mt. Loop Road- Below Intersection with Kiger Gorge Viewpoint Rd. - T33S R33E S2

July 15, 2000 Kiger Gorge Viewpoint and Steens Mt. Rim above Mosquito Creek - T33S R33E S1 & T33S R34E S6

July 15, 2000 South Steens Mt. Loop Road (from OR 205 to intersection with North Loop Rd)

June 27, 2000 South Fork John Day River- Between Dayville, OR and Grant Co. Rd #63.

June 27, 2000 South Fork John Day River- Near Izee, OR..

June 27, 2000 West Myrtle Butte Lookout (Malheur N.F.) - Elevation: 6384' T20S R30E S30 & S31

June 27, 2000 Cheatem Holler- Intersection of Forest Rds. #31 & 37 (Malheur N.F.) - T18S R30E S20 (along Myrtle Crk at intersection of FS Rds 31 & 37)

June 27, 2000 Idlewild Camp Ground along U.S. 395- (Malheur N.F.) - T20S R31E S27 & S34

June 25, 2000 South Steens Mt. Loop Road

June 25 & 26, 2000 Jackman Park Campground and vicinity (Steens Mt.) - T32S R33E S33

June 25, 2000 Summit of Steens Mt. (Between Kiger Gorge and Summit)

June 24 & 25, 2000 North Steens Loop Road

June 24 & 25, 2000 Kiger Gorge Viewpoint (Steens Mt.) - T33S R33E S1 & T33S R34E S6

May 28 & 29, 2000 Mickey Basin (north of the Alvord Desert) - T33S R35E S13

May 27 &28, 2000 Cottonwood Creek, Pueblo Mts. - R30E S20, 21, 28, 29

May 27, 2000 Domingo Pass Road, Pueblo Mts. - T38S R30E S31 to T39S R28E S7

May 27, 2000 OR Rd 205, Longhollow Road (crossing the Steens-Pueblo complex between the Catlow Valley & Fields, OR)

May 27, 2000 Flatlands about 2 miles south of Frenchglen, OR -

May 27, 2000 North Loop Road, Steens Mt. (from the first gate to Lily Lake)

May 13, 2000 Summit of Tygh Ridge (next to US Highway 197)

May 13, 2000 US Highway 197 1.8 miles north of Tygh Ridge Rd

May 6, 2000 Oregon Highway 74 (Pass between Hinton and Little Butter Creeks east of Heppner, OR)

May 6, 2000 Little Butter Creek (Between OR Highway 74 & Umatilla NF boundary). - T3S R29E S6 to T4S R29E S8

May 6, 2000 Hanna-Arbuckle Rd (Morrow County Rd #789) About a dozen miles SE of Heppner, OR. - T4S R28E S2 to T2S R27E S36

May 6, 2000 Oregon Highway 206 (milepost 58.8)

May 6, 2000 Oregon Highway 206 (milepost 57.9) Summit of eastern grade from Rock Creek.

April 30, 2000 Oregon 218: Summit of pass between Antelope, OR and Clarno, OR.

April 30, 2000 Oregon 218: along Pine Creek at MP 19 and at MP24.3 and MP 22.1.

April 30, 2000 Ramsey Canyon Rd: 1 mile east of OR 19, between Dyer State Wayside and Mayville, OR

April 30, 2000 Oregon Highway 19: Dyer State Wayside

April 30, 2000 Oregon Highway 206: Cottonwood Canyon (John Day River), Mountain Viewpoint (near Mikkalo Rd), and summit of ridge west of Condon, OR.

April 23, 2000 Hay Creek Canyon (eastern tributary off of the John Day River) betweem Mikkalo, OR and Oregon Highway 206

April 23, 2000 Mikkalo Rd about 1-2 miles east of Hay Creek Canyon


Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon for 1999.

Sulphur lupine and views towards Pendleton, OR..........May 29, 1999.

September 5, 1999- Monument Rock Wilderness,Malheur NF

September 4, 1999- Strawberry Mt., Strawberry Wilderness, Malheur NF

July 7 & 8, 1999- Wallowa-Whitman NF & Hells Canyon National Scenic Area: Imnaha, OR to Hat Point

July 7, 1999- Wallowa-Whitman NF: Zumwalt-Buckhorn Road (Enterprise, OR to Buckhorn Viewpoint)

July 6, 1999- OR Highway 204 (Weston, OR to Spout Springs)

July 6, 1999- Cabbage Hill (Mission, OR to Squaw Creek Overlook)

June 26, 1999- Blue Mt. Pass (on US Highway 95, east of Trout Creek Mts)

June 25, 1999- Road to Domingo Pass (crossing the Pueblo Mts) - T38S R30E S31to T39S R28E S7

June 25, 1999- Mickey Basin - T33S R35E S13

June 24, 1999- Alvord Basin T39S R30E S25, 26, 27 & T39S R31E S30

June 24, 1999- Long Hollow Valley and Summit (Along highway crossing Steens Mt from Catlow Valley to Fields, OR)

June 23 & 24, 1999- South Steens Mt. Campground T33S R32E S4

June 22 & 23, 1999- South Steens Mt. Loop Road (from OR Highway 205 to the Rooster Comb)

June 22, 1999-Jackass Mountains (Pass to southwest of Frenchglen, OR on Oregon Highway 205)

June 22, 1999-Malheur National Wildlife Refuge & Page Springs Campground (BLM), P Ranch, and Loop Road

June 21, 1999- Roadside Areas Along US Highway Between Bend, OR and Burns, OR

June 21, 1999- Warm Springs Indian Reservation Along US Highway 26

June 12, 1999- Hunter's Prairie- near Bear Springs Ranger Station, Mt. Hood N.F.

- Grande Ronde River Road from its Intersection with Washington (?) to past Troy, OR.

- Oregon State Road 3 to the Grande Ronde River

May 30, 1999- Buckhorn Campground, Overlook, and Vicinity.

May 29, 1999- Zumwalt-Buckhorn Road from Enterprise, OR to Buckhorn Overlook

May 29, 1999- Squaw Creek Overlook (off of Interstate 84, just within the Umatilla Indian Reservation? ) -T1N R35E

May 29, 1999- Emmigrant Springs State Park - T1N R34.5E

May 28 & 29, 1999- Old Road from Pendleton to Emmigrant Springs State Park


Wildflower Bloom Reports for Central and Eastern Oregon for 1995-1998.

July 19, 1998- Fort Rock State Park and Cabin Lake C.G. (Deschutes N.F.)

July 18, 1998- Forest Road #3870 from Cottonwood Meadows to Cottonwood Creek (Fremont N.F.)

July 12-18, 1998- Cottonwood Meadows and vicinity. (Fremont N.F.)

July 12, 1998- Forest Road #2901 (Picture Rock Pass to Fremont Point) Fremont National Forest

June 24, 1998- Wallowa-Whitman N.F.: Elkhorn Scenic Byway

June 23, 1998- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: Painted Hills Unit

June 22 & 23, 1998- Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco N.F. (along FS Rd 42 from Amity Mine to Deep Creek CG, and FS Rd 30 from Rd 42 to Rd 3010 and meadows along N. Fork Crooked River at T14S R21E S32)

June 22, 1998- Lookout Mountain, Ochoco N.F. - T14S R20E S20 & T14S R19E S25

May 24, 1998- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: Painted Hills Unit

May 24, 1998- Vicinity of Mitchell, Or/ US 26 from Mitchell to the John Day River/ Oregon 19 from US 26 to Service Creek, OR.

May 23, 1998- Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco N.F. - (along FS Rd 42 from Amity Mine to Deep Creek CG, and FS Rd 30 from Rd 42 to Rd 3010 and meadows along N. Fork Crooked River at T14S R21E S32)

Early September, 1997- Central Oregon

August 30, 1997- Hart Mt. National Antelope Refuge

July 26, 1997- Wallowa/Whitman N.F. (Eagle Cap Wilderness)- Bowman Trail

July 25, 1997- Wallowa/Whitman N.F. (Eagle Cap Wilderness)- Frances Lake Trail

July 24, 1997- Wallowa/Whitman N.F.- Lostine Wild & Scenic River

June 28, 29, 1997- Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge

June 28, 1997- Cottonwood Creek, Pueblo Mountains

June 26, 1997- The Steens Mountain

March 30, 1997- Lower Deschutes River and Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

May 25, 1996- Several sites in Lake County, Oregon

August 3, 4, 5, 1995- Steens Mt. (various sites along the northern loop road, at campgrounds, and at the summit)


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