Flying in the Pacific Northwest
Trip Reports
Flying in the Pacific Northwest
After setting up camp at West Yellowstone Airport we had breakfast at the restaurant in the airport terminal, the Smokejumper Cafe, and arranged a hire car from Avis so that we could visit the Park....
We departed Nampa at the crack of dawn. Heavy showers were predicted over the West and South of Idaho during mid morning and temperatures were to climb to 90°F which created the threat of...
We wanted to depart Florence as soon as the sun started coming up over the mountains of the Coast Range, sea fog was moving in as we drove down to the airport and didn't want to risk being fogged in...
The weather on our 2nd day at Concrete was a bit disappointing with cloud cover over most of the Northern Cascades so we put off our scenic flight until the 3rd day which looked fractionly better in...

I've been looking through my pictures of our trip to Joseph and thought that the following pictures that did not make it to my trip report are worthy of being published. They were taken on our flight back to Sisters after leaving Joseph and are of the area to the east and west of Madras, a favourite stopping place for us on our trips to Eastern Oregon. The John Day River, 30 miles east of Madras. Here is a snippet from Wikipedia about it ... 'The John Day River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 281 miles (452 km) long, in northeastern Oregon in the United States. Undammed along its entire length, the river is the third longest free-flowing river in the conterminous United States. There is extensive use of its waters for irrigation. Its free-flowing course furnishes habitat for diverse species, including wild steelhead runs.' Madras Airport flanked by Mount Jefferson. Farmland butting up against Lake Billy Chinnok. The organised farmland on the east side of the lake contrasts greatly against the rough wilderness on the west side.