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Boise to Burns, Oregon

Stunning drive through the Malheur River Gorge

overcast 30 °C

After check-out we drove a short distance to downtown and the Basque District. Yes, Basques in Boise - they originally came out to work a gold-rush and then stayed on as sheep-herders. It's the biggest Basque population outside of Spain/France. Jeni visited the Basque Museum and I sat at an outdoor cafe opposite, sipping on Orangina

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The drive out of Boise to the start of Hwy 20 at Vale, Oregon seemed to take forever but from there we were driving through the stunning gorge/valley of the Malheur River. There were a couple of passes at about 5,000' which sounds worse than it was, as we were still at 4,000' - when will get back to near sea-level?

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We arrived in Burns (mid-way between Boise and Bend) about 3:30pm - it was very windy and very hot (88F) but the swimming pool was still too cold for swimming. During the night, very heavy rain started

Posted by kforge 08:23 Archived in USA

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