This is the hike we had to cancel because of the snowstorm earlier this month. Here's the plan: We'll drive out to the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and hike around 3.5-4 miles (out & back) past beautiful ancient Juniper trees to the Little Dry River Canyon formed during the last Ice Age. This little canyon contains several overhang caves that were used long ago as refuge by Native People seeking protection from the cold. These overhangs are blackened by the smoke from the fires that kept those people warm. Once we're in the canyon keep your eyes open as there are several ancient pictographs on the walls of the canyon.
This is a great area for dogs to run off leash. It is really important that you keep your dogs within sight as the Badlands is a huge wilderness area and a dog separated from the group could easily get lost out there.
Always bring water for yourself and your dogs. It is also suggested that you bring shoe chains (Yak Traks) in case there is ice on the trails. Always be safe out in the wilderness.
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