desert soul wanderlusting canyonlands

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

This past Saturday the hub's and I packed up the Highlander, grabbed some not-so-bad gas station coffee and drove a couple hours across the OR/ID border to the Owhyee Canyonland's and explored Leslie Gulch.

The drive was incredible and vast, full of so many different landscapes, it was a feast for the eye.  We then came up (really quickly, so keep an eye out!) to our turn for Leslie Gulch.  This lead to 20+ miles of dirt road...so if you go...make sure to be prepared (car be able to make the trek) and all drinks lidded (lol!)

There was a series of trails, Juniper Gulch being the most family/beginner hiker friendly, which where we spent the majority of our time exploring.  

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

There is a series of wildlife from Chucker's, Jack Rabbits, Coyote and Foxes wandering around (and so much more throughout different seasons.)  There is also a reservoir for boating and fishing (just remember to have an Oregon pass to partake in these activities.)

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

As you've probably seen in earlier post's, I've got a thang for sage brush and desert scenes as I was raised in Southern Idaho, where summer's blister and thunder storms roll in that dusted red clay soil and sage brush air.  So this area, with it's incredible, vast landscapes and miles of sage brush was food for my wanderlusting soul.

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

When exploring, bring close toed shoes, lots of water, wanderlust and sunscreen (and maybe a lunch) or just go ahead and camp at their designated camp ground.  I can't give much ratings there as we just day tripped (but we will diffidently be back!)

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

I'm gonna let the pictures speak for themselves for the rest of this post.  But I will say there was a lot of summer adventure planning going on this weekend, some making for that reveal of the Etsy Summer Shop and a lot of photo love on my Instagram...which you should follow and give some love (@heather_woolery)

With Grace + Guts

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Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016

Owyhee Canyonland | Leslie Gulch | All Rights Reserved: Heather Woolery 2016