However, 30 miles south of Burns is the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and 20 miles to the north is the Malheur National Forest with lots of places to hike and it is beautiful. Then, if you are in for a nice day adventure, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is further north and well worth the trip! Here is our day adventure to John Day FBNM:
|a beautiful scenic drive north up the US395|
we had a little spritz, just enough for a rainbow!
|This is the Mascall area a few miles south of the monument|
|looking past a fossil off the patio at the visitor center|
Inside the visitor center, all
kinds of actual fossils on
display. Plant and animal,
|the scenery is spectacular!!|
|this hike took us op on top of the hill looking down on these beautiful formations|
|last pic on our way out of the monument|
|we saw a large herd of elk.....|
|another large herd of elk....|
and more deer!!
It was amazing, these pics
do not do the elk herds justice.
there were several hundred elk
What a fantastic sight!!!