For nearly 25 years, my family has bow-hunted in the Logan Valley area southeast of John Day, Oregon. This is a special place; native americans have hunted there for 12,000 years or so. I got a bear, which will provide enough meat to last me for a while. Here's some shots from the area, as well as a bunch from the return trip (I took the long way home to see some parts I'd never been to before). Smoky sunset from our first night there: E-M1    OLYMPUS 150mm Lens    150mm    f/4.0    1/160s    ISO 200 I like the texture on this fawn: E-M1    OLYMPUS 150mm Lens    150mm    f/3.5    1/250s    ISO 200 Malhuer River: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    14mm    f/18.0    1/0s    ISO 200 Blue bird: E-M1    OLYMPUS 150mm Lens    150mm    f/2.0    1/8000s    ISO 200 Logan Valley- I was blessed with some interesting skies on this trip: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    8mm    f/16.0    1/160s    ISO 200 Blackbirds: E-M1    OLYMPUS 150mm Lens    150mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200 Ranching is still an important activity in this area and I like to connect with the guy who's held the grazing allotment for my favorite hunting spot. This old chute has seen some dogies: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    15mm    f/7.1    1/320s    ISO 200 Logan Valley sunset: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    18mm    f/22.0    1/8s    ISO 200 Abandoned homestead north of the town of Mt Vernon: E-M1    OLYMPUS 35-100mm Lens    100mm    f/2.0    1/3200s    ISO 200 Fox, Oregon. Many of these small towns are slowly fading away: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    8mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200 No ethyl in Fox: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    8mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    ISO 200 Old fire truck in Fox: E-M5MarkII    OLYMPUS M.8mm F1.8    8mm    f/1.8    1/6400s    ISO 200 I'm a geology nerd, so I was happy to stop in the town of Fossil to dig for 33 million yr old plants behind the high school. All it takes is a $5 donation to their school budget: E-M5MarkII    OLYMPUS M.30mm F3.5 Macro    30mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 200 Antelope School was ground zero during the Rajneesh crisis of the early 80's- it's quite a story, featuring a pretty significant bio-terrorism incident: E-M5MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0    18mm    f/5.0    1/1250s    ISO 200 The Clarno Palisides of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. These formations are a volcanic lahar, and this particular chute actually becomes a waterfall in high rain events. This was about the most vertigo inducing shot ever as I was inches away from a holy shit dropoff: E-M5MarkII    OLYMPUS M.8mm F1.8    8mm    f/20.0    1/30s    ISO 200 This stuff is pretty far off the beaten path, but well worth seeking out.