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rwerland
08-12-2008, 08:37 AM
Hi, I live in Vancouver Washington. I'm planning on going to Hardman Oregon, Lonerock, Kent and a few other sites for some photography fun. It will be a long day. Leave before daylight, get back at dark kind of event. I am trying to find someone to go with me. My wife doesn't want me wandering out there without a buddy. If anyone is interested please let me know. I changed the date from Aug. 16th. Too hot over there for me.

Thanks, Ryan

bad bob
08-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Hi, I live in Vancouver Washington. I'm planning on going to Hardman Oregon, Lonerock, Kent and a few other sites for some photography fun. It will be a long day. Leave before daylight, get back at dark kind of event. I am trying to find someone to go with me. My wife doesn't want me wandering out there without a buddy. If anyone is interested please let me know ASAP.

Thanks, Ryan




Been planning this a while? Kinda short notice wouldn't ya say? :)

I still wouldn't rule it out for someone to take up the offer, but (FYI) would have been much better odds to post this at least a week ago. :o

rwerland
08-12-2008, 12:37 PM
Yeah, Short notice is the name of the game with kids and all the other stuff going on.:) I haven't been over to central Oregon in three years. My mother-in-law had relatives in the Hardman area and I plan on taking some b/w photos as a surprise for her b-day in Sept. When she lived with us, she went on and on about the area.

Take care,

Ryan

bad bob
08-12-2008, 05:39 PM
As Gravelrash might say " No worries mate!"

You're familiar with Austin, Greenhorn, Granite, Sumpter, Baker City, Union, and La Grande? I heard these were all very much worth the time and effort to visit. If you ever go, I'd love to see the latest photos from this area. :)

Tsarevna
08-16-2008, 02:23 AM
Got some questions:

1) What kinda vehicle you got?
2) You paying for gas?
3) Do you want more than 1 buddy, like me and a friend, going?
4) Can we do this on a day when it's not 101 degrees? :) (Joke about the record highs on Aug 16th.)

I usually work weekends, and I need to request off a date at least a week in advance. Schedule was posted *today*. :(
I'll try and get off the 23rd, however. I used to drive a truck out there, and if you drive like a bat fleeing the fires of he*l, I know for a fact that leaving Portland at 5am and going as far as Irrigon and Fossil, you can be back by 7-9pm. I could bring a GPS unit and some maps, but I couldn't help you drive much due to my arm injury.

rwerland
08-17-2008, 02:36 PM
Let's wait and see what the weather will be like. I have a photography business, so the mileage is deductible. Yes I pay for gas. I drive our Toyota 2wd Pickup with canopy. It's small but good on gas. There would be room for only 1 passenger. I take my cooler, my camera gear and my 9mm. I'll check back in a couple of days and see what the weather is looking like.

Take care,

Ryan

bad bob
08-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Click on "5 day forecast" above large sun picture(most accurate).

http://www.accuweather.com/us/%20or/heppner/97836/city-weather-forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&u=1

danny_stoddard
08-18-2008, 10:07 AM
did you all go on this trip???? sounds fun! some of my favorite places!

Tsarevna
08-18-2008, 05:48 PM
Well, I'm available Sunday the 24th. If you want a date later than that, let me know as soon as possible so I can request time off.

All I would ask for is no country music, or rap. :o Funk is ok tho.

DirtyDog
08-19-2008, 08:43 PM
It was 103 yesterday in Ontario OR and it rained today. I live 12 mi south at Nyssa.
I'm an armchair type of enthusiast. There's a ton of "sites" out in that area. Most of them are dust bowl towns built around homesteads that had no water. In Central Oregon here are 25 ghosts: Arrow (NE of Silver Lake) 1910-1918; Berdugo (Catlow Valley) 1915-1927; Burleson (16 mi ENE Silver Lake) 1914-1915; Buffalo(12 mi E. of Christmas Lake) 1913-1918; Butte (near Wagontire) 1911-1922; Cliff (N of Christmas Lake) 1906-1920; Connley (SE of Fort Rock) 1912- 1920; Dry Lake (Crook County) 1912-1937; Fleetwood (N part of Ft Rock valley) 1913-1928; Fremont (6 mi west of Ft Rock) 1909-1915; Gist (Deschutes Co, SE of Sisters) 1907-1920; Hat Rock (near Powell Butte) 1910-1911; Held (S of Maury Mtns) 1909-1919; Hemstead (E of Paulina Mtns) 1917-1918; Lake (near Christmas Lake) 1906-1920; Loma Vista (Fort Rock Valley) 1913-1918; Mooreville (25 mi SSE Riverside) 1912-1919; Oroville (near Pueblo Mtn) 1911-1915; Rivers (NE of Brothers) 1913-1918; Saddlebutte (E side of Harney Basin) 1916-1920; Sageview (W of Catlow Valley) 1916-1918; Sink (near sink of Peters Creek) 1911-1920; Thelake (1 word) (near Mann Lake) 1914-1919; Viewpoint (S part of Christmas Lake Valley) 1910-1918; and Woorow (10 mi E of Ft Rock) 1914-1916.

Dates are USPO opening/closing.

Print these out for future references cuz I aint gonna retype them.
Source: Oregon Desert Pg 397, by Jackman and Long.
DD

bad bob
08-21-2008, 03:47 PM
It was 103 yesterday in Ontario OR and it rained today. I live 12 mi south at Nyssa.
I'm an armchair type of enthusiast. There's a ton of "sites" out in that area. Most of them are dust bowl towns built around homesteads that had no water. In Central Oregon here are 25 ghosts: Arrow (NE of Silver Lake) 1910-1918; Berdugo (Catlow Valley) 1915-1927; Burleson (16 mi ENE Silver Lake) 1914-1915; Buffalo(12 mi E. of Christmas Lake) 1913-1918; Butte (near Wagontire) 1911-1922; Cliff (N of Christmas Lake) 1906-1920; Connley (SE of Fort Rock) 1912- 1920; Dry Lake (Crook County) 1912-1937; Fleetwood (N part of Ft Rock valley) 1913-1928; Fremont (6 mi west of Ft Rock) 1909-1915; Gist (Deschutes Co, SE of Sisters) 1907-1920; Hat Rock (near Powell Butte) 1910-1911; Held (S of Maury Mtns) 1909-1919; Hemstead (E of Paulina Mtns) 1917-1918; Lake (near Christmas Lake) 1906-1920; Loma Vista (Fort Rock Valley) 1913-1918; Mooreville (25 mi SSE Riverside) 1912-1919; Oroville (near Pueblo Mtn) 1911-1915; Rivers (NE of Brothers) 1913-1918; Saddlebutte (E side of Harney Basin) 1916-1920; Sageview (W of Catlow Valley) 1916-1918; Sink (near sink of Peters Creek) 1911-1920; Thelake (1 word) (near Mann Lake) 1914-1919; Viewpoint (S part of Christmas Lake Valley) 1910-1918; and Woorow (10 mi E of Ft Rock) 1914-1916.

Dates are USPO opening/closing.

Print these out for future references cuz I aint gonna retype them.
Source: Oregon Desert Pg 397, by Jackman and Long.
DD




Would you mind re-typing these out fer me. My printer's outta ink. :D

DirtyDog
08-21-2008, 07:44 PM
It was 103 yesterday in Ontario OR and it rained today. I live 12 mi south at Nyssa.
I'm an armchair type of enthusiast. There's a ton of "sites" out in that area. Most of them are dust bowl towns built around homesteads that had no water. In Central Oregon here are 25 ghosts: Arrow (NE of Silver Lake) 1910-1918; Berdugo (Catlow Valley) 1915-1927; Burleson (16 mi ENE Silver Lake) 1914-1915; Buffalo(12 mi E. of Christmas Lake) 1913-1918; Butte (near Wagontire) 1911-1922; Cliff (N of Christmas Lake) 1906-1920; Connley (SE of Fort Rock) 1912- 1920; Dry Lake (Crook County) 1912-1937; Fleetwood (N part of Ft Rock valley) 1913-1928; Fremont (6 mi west of Ft Rock) 1909-1915; Gist (Deschutes Co, SE of Sisters) 1907-1920; Hat Rock (near Powell Butte) 1910-1911; Held (S of Maury Mtns) 1909-1919; Hemstead (E of Paulina Mtns) 1917-1918; Lake (near Christmas Lake) 1906-1920; Loma Vista (Fort Rock Valley) 1913-1918; Mooreville (25 mi SSE Riverside) 1912-1919; Oroville (near Pueblo Mtn) 1911-1915; Rivers (NE of Brothers) 1913-1918; Saddlebutte (E side of Harney Basin) 1916-1920; Sageview (W of Catlow Valley) 1916-1918; Sink (near sink of Peters Creek) 1911-1920; Thelake (1 word) (near Mann Lake) 1914-1919; Viewpoint (S part of Christmas Lake Valley) 1910-1918; and Woorow (10 mi E of Ft Rock) 1914-1916.

bad bob
08-21-2008, 11:07 PM
Thanks DD. That was awful thoughty of ya. :)

DirtyDog
08-22-2008, 10:43 AM
BB, now that I dun yew a favor yew do me 1. Go visit ALL them GT's; take pix, plenty of aqua and have fun.DD

bad bob
08-22-2008, 11:53 AM
BB, now that I dun yew a favor yew do me 1. Go visit ALL them GT's; take pix, plenty of aqua and have fun.DD





I'd jes love to accomodate ya, Dirty. A few minor bumps to smooth out first. My '73 Pinto wagon was stolen in '74 and only recently recovered from Lake Michigan. No engine, trans, steering wheel, or rear axle. They left the 8-track stereo though.

I had to pawn my Kodak Brownie camera in 1969 to pay back the bail bondsman. I accidently broke a Vietnam War protestor's jaw when he slammed his face on my boot 6 times. Judge was not amused.

My aqua containers are all rusted out, along with the hip replacement pins I got down in Mexico.
So my fun is limited to fellow gt'ers enjoying their explorations and living vicariously thru them.
But I can send you travel brochures for this wonderland called BAKErsfield if yer interested. :D

DirtyDog
08-24-2008, 07:57 AM
No thanks-been there once.

Well, back to the ole armchair now. DD