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ShareTweet The Story In Stone Trail in the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is an excellent hiking trail to see some of the awesome sights you may not realize exist at the John Day Fossil beds.  The trail is located about 7 miles north of the Thomas Condon Visitor […]

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ShareTweet The Flood of Fire Trail is of seven hiking trails in the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.  The Flood of Fire trailhead is located about 7 miles north of the Thomas Condon Visitor Center along Highway 19 in Oregon.  It shares a parking area with the Story In […]

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ShareTweet When I woke up this morning the skies were mostly cloudy.  It was before sunrise when I woke up thanks to setting the alarm on the Palm Pre Plus cell phone.  The “Rain Dance” started blaring somewhere around 5am.  I managed to wake up and get moving shortly thereafter.  The entire reason for spending […]

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ShareTweet The Island In Time Trail in the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a spectacular and short hiking trail that is easy to access and only a short 3-mile drive from the Thomas Condon visitor center.  To get to the trailhead for the Island In Time trail you’ll […]

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ShareTweet The Blue Basin Overlook Trail At The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of the most scenic trails in the Sheep Rock Unit Of The John Day Fossil Beds. In the sheep Rock Unit there are a total of 7 trails and one overlook you can drive to.  The 7 trails cover […]

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ShareTweet The second day at the John Day Fossil Beds started when the sun snuck up over the mountains off in the distance and crept through the windows of the car.  Once the sun went down last night there was nothing to do so I had plenty of time to try to get to sleep […]

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ShareTweet The Leaf Hill Trail in the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of four hiking trail in the Painted Hills.  There are a total of 2.5 miles of trails in the Painted Hills and the Leaf Hill Trail accounts for a tenth (.25-miles) of the total trail […]

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ShareTweet When you visit the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon there are four hiking trails that cover a total of 2.5 miles.  The Painted Hills Overlook trail is a nice scenic trail that offers excellent views of the most frequently photographed section of the Painted Hills.  If […]

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ShareTweet The Carroll Rim Trail in the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is the longest and most strenuous trail in the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds.  It is one of four marked trails in the Painted Hills, covers 1.5 miles round trip and rovers an […]

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ShareTweet The Painted Cove Trail In the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of four hiking trails in the Painted Hills.  The trail covers a quarter mile, has minimal elevation gain and offers the opportunity to walk through a section of the Painted Hills where you can get […]

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