Like many things I do, I decided to head to Joseph Oregon on a whim. I had just finished working at Steens Mountain Running Camp and I had a few days before the US Mountain Running Champs in Bend, So I got in my car/house and drove over to Joseph Oregon. The drive from Steens to Joseph wound through flat cow country. It is pretty country, but I wanted big mountains, and as I got closer to my destination I had doubts. Finally the valley opened up and I got to see what all the talk was about.
This is some of the greatest running country I have ever explored. 100’s of miles of singletrack wind through glacier carved valleys and over huge granite peaks, with plenty of crystal clear lakes to swim in and enjoy along the way. I won’t waste your time with reading. Look at the pictures, then pack your bag.