Articles by Emily Palmer

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What are the scenic backroads in Southeastern Oregon?

Southeast Oregon is a beautiful region with some great sightseeing opportunities. I love spending time in the city of Burns, they have some great parks and restaurants. Also, the Alvord Desert and the Steens Mountains are in the region as well.…

October 31st, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What hikes near La Grande do you suggest?

The city of La Grande is home to a lot of great hikes, including the Mount Emily Recreation Area (MERA). At 3,669 acres, MERA is one of the most elite trail systems in Eastern Oregon plus it’s only two miles from downtown La Grande. If…

August 29th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Is the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway appropriate for a 35′ motorhome to drive?

The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is a great drive for visitors! You get some great stops with amazing views. Did you know that Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America? The road itself is nice and well kept. I have a lot of folks come through…

August 1st, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Is part of the Oregon Trail still visible in Eastern Oregon?

There are two great spots that I would suggest to see the Oregon Trail. One isBlue Mountain Crossing, just off I-84, about ninemiles west of La Grande. It’sa half-mile paved, easy accessible trail that follows some of the best preserved…

June 6th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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From northern Idaho, what’s the best Oregon destination?

Wallowa Lake is close to the Idaho boarder and offers visitors with some amazing hiking and sightseeing opportunities. As far as overnight stays, there is a great state park at the lake, where you can camp, in addition to many different cabins and…

May 2nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where can we get the best view of the Wallowas?

There is a tramway at Wallowa Lake that goes up 3,700 feet to the summit of Mount Howard. The Wallowa Lake Tramway is the steepest tram in North America and ascends above the Wallowa Lake Village and Wallowa Lake. Taking the gondola gives you some…

April 21st, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Emily Palmer

Born to explore and always thriving for the next adventure, Emily Palmer left her childhood home outside of Portland for the big skies and open spaces of the Eastern part of the state. Now living on the edge of wilderness, Eastern Oregon has provided her with endless opportunities to discover parts of the state that are often less traveled. Leaving nothing but footprints, Emily feels most at home while in the mountains. Find her on Instagram @emilycpalm

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