Archive for July, 2010

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Painted Hills

On June 30, Beth, Ruairí, and Barry went out to the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, about 75 miles east of Bend.   We had lunch and hiked several short trails, for a total of 4½ miles.  We saved the toughest, the 1½ mile (round trip) Carroll Rim Trail, for last (400′ elevation climb).   We even spotted a group of pronghorn antelope just off the roadway (see picture that Ruairí took of them below).  Click on a thumbnail for a full-size picture.  Enjoy!