Happy birthday, Owyhee Wild and Scenic River, aka “Oregon’s Grand Canyon!”
Originally named for a trio of Hawaiian trappers exploring the area (“Owyhee” is an older spelling of “Hawaii”), the river was designated “Wild and Scenic” this week back in ‘84. The Owyhee flows through a remote, arid and almost unpopulated area. Much of the river cuts through majestic canyons home to mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, bighorn sheep and a variety of raptors.
Plan a visit: on.doi.gov/X48Jw5