Kam Wah Chung and Eagle Cap Wilderness

This summer, I was fortunate enough to gain access to a couple of very special locales in the state of Oregon. One was a natural wilderness region (Eagle Cap), and the other was a state historical site honoring two people (Kam Wah Chung). Below are links to two pages of my Wild Steve website, where you may read about these unique places.

KAM WAH CHUNG

I visited notable Kam Wah Chung, a National Historic Landmark located in John Day, Oregon. This preserved area is administrated by the Oregon State Park Service, and on a tour, limited to only eight people at a time, I was impressed with what I saw (there were only two other people on my tour). Inside this old building are irreplaceable artifacts left just as they were long ago. Due to the arid climate of eastern Oregon, even oranges are preserved, albeit somewhat wrinkled. This is a story of two Chinese men who made history, a story that continues to amaze folks now and in the future. Although it has nothing to do with trikes, I suspect some of you readers might well find this fascinating, and wish to pursue it further. You may visit my Wild Steve website to learn more HERE. I have posted 41 photographs I took while there, a six-minute intro movie, and brief explanatory text, courtesy of the National Park Service.

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EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS

The Eagle Cap Wilderness, part of the Wallowa Mountains and the greater Blue Mountain region, is a visually stunning and emotionally stirring high country paradise. Located in the extreme northeastern area of the State of Oregon, the Eagle Cap is a primal paradise visited by a minuscule percentage of the human population of this planet. This is one of the true seven wonders of Oregon, a little-known rugged territory that requires human observers to really work at getting here. Closed to all motorized and mechanized means of transport, the Eagle Cap is accessible by humans either on their own feet (backpacking / hiking) or by animals, such as horse, mule, or llama. In other words, there is no easy way for the average person to gain access to this high country nirvana. To see 42 photographs of the Eagle Cap, and learn more about it, click HERE.

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WARNING: No trikes are allowed in the Eagle Cap (but you’ll love it anyway).

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About trike hobo

Steve Greene is a naturalist, philosopher, and teller of tales. He pursues absolute truth in all things, modifying his existence as supported by legitimate evidence. His ideological foundation rests on the respect of life, as he follows a path of health, serenity, and maximum functional longevity. He has authored eleven books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent cycle touring, fitness and longevity, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He eats an organic vegan diet, exercises regularly, and enjoys exploring the wilderness. Harmony with nature tops his priorities. To learn more about Steve, please visit: http://wildsteve.wordpress.com
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