Backpacker and bowhunter Dick Hentze of Baker City spent the past three years translating the decades-old idea of friend Loren Hughes into a workable plan. The result: a vast trail that winds through the mountains of northeast Oregon, including the Elkhorn Mountains behind him. // Photo Richard Cockle.


Richard Cockle has an interesting piece in the Oregonian about a new Eastern Oregon Trail set to open:

BAKER CITY — It took almost half a century, but Loren Hughes, 83, is about to see his dream of an 870-mile hiking and horse trail circling the Blue Mountains come true. Click here to read more.