A Last True Get-Away: Southeast Oregon

August 4, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

It’s not postcard beauty, notes Bob Welch, but the incredible richness of southeast Oregon derives from its very remoteness and landscape subtleties. “In two fly-fishing trips on the Donner und Blitzen River, we never saw another line in the water beyond ours. As for ‘locals,’ if you ignore antelope – we saw dozens – and deduct the, uh, population hubs of Hines and Burns – 60 miles north of Frenchglen – you have 2,885 people spread over a county that’s larger than eight U.S. states. That’s about 3.6 square miles for each person.” In the Oregon Register-Guard.
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