I had to do some hiking before I was out of the populated area of the park to the area where I thought I could find some artifacts. Too hot for my archeologist hat, whip, and satchel.
The USGS monitors the level of the Deschutes River and they have one of these thingy's. Too bad, it's behind a fence so I won't be able to access it anytime soon.
I started getting away from the river and higher up in the country. Possible Oregon Trail remnants ahead. If I find anything the museum is going to be very happy with me and probably extend my archeology contract another year.
The flowers are out in full swing. I am look smashing next to this Lupine don't I?
Acres of Balsamroot were out too. Although, I am a little late in the season for the full bloom of Balsamroot it's still showing well today.
Back to the job at hand. I am hoping to find some ruts from wagons coming this way on the Oregon Trail. Looks like Sequoia found something. Let's see.
Ah, leave it to a dog to find a comfy place for a fellow canine to rest.
I better follow the middle trail - seems like a good idea doesn't it?
Trains! Jerry and Ben this post if for you. Trains and I believe the word Deschutes is from the French Trappers from years ago.
Looks like Sequoia found something.
It's an old trail, not the Oregon Trail but apparently this area was a stagecoach route during the 1860s (after the Oregon Trail craze). Not what I was hoping for but probably enough to keep me on as resident canine archeologist at the museum.