If you have not seen Wallowa Lake you must go. Have been there numerous times. One year the Crag Rats had their "annual outing" there. One time our family and the Gowlan Wells family together spent a week camping there. Have some wonderful photos of the lake from the top of the mountain as a my Dad and Gowlan took the kids up there, for some reason I didn't go. Lots of history around that lake as that was the home of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce and he is buried at the end of the lake closest to the town. They have been and are intending to keep natural or pretty much so what they call the East Moraine, which is the huge hillside area on the side of the lake that you drive to the camp ground and Wallowa Lake Resort.
Then there is the story of Silvertooth.......up there in the mountains....
Charlott on 30th December 2019 @ 7:15am
Just to clarify....It is Old Chief Joseph that is buried At Wallowa Lake. His son, and the one we are most familiar with, for saying, "....I will fight no more." is buried at Nespelem, WA on the Colville reservation. Quite a history as to why he did not return to this Wallowa area.
L. E. on 30th December 2019 @ 8:35am
I was immediately reminded of the photos of Lily White and Sarah Ladd in the Gorge.
Getting those boats to the lake must have been an adventure in 1900. I'm sure the boating facilities back then were not as nice as what the state park has now.
The Chief Joseph that was reburied at the end of the lake is Old Chief Joseph, the father of the Chief Joseph that led the Nez Perce against the US Army. Young Chief Joseph is buried "in exile" on the Colville Reservation away from this beautiful land. Photographer Edward Curtis became a friend of Young Chief Joseph and made some of the iconic portraits of him.
Kevin on 30th December 2019 @ 8:49am
The view from the aerial tram is great, similar to flying over the lake.
Kenn on 30th December 2019 @ 9:09am
When I first opened the photo I was sure it was an Anne Lang photo.
L. E. on 30th December 2019 @ 2:25pm
Dr. Shaw passed away fairly young in 1912 at age 54 of heart failure.
L. E. on 30th December 2019 @ 2:37pm
I am sorry that I didn't designate what Chief Joseph I was referring to. Yes the "older" chief.
Charlott on 31st December 2019 @ 7:27am