I made it to the welcome center.
Eastern Oregon is dry and almost desert. Irrigation is the only means of growing anything.
At the John Day Fossil Center...
There's copper in them thar hills.
A neat totem in front of a house.
We stopped in Fossil, Oregon to dig for fossils. You can go behind the high school where, for a small donation, you can dig and learn about the fossils.
Finally...snow covered mountains.