A day trip to John Day offered up some awesome scenery as we drove over the Ochoco divide and towards the John day fossil beds. We stopped at the painted hills unit, and it was great. a few nice trails here, and interesting coloration to the hills... We continued towards John Day, and entered the visitors center with a great view of sheeps head hill. A nice lesson on the fossil beds, ages of the formation, and more chances for hikes. Arrived in John Day, and we were greeted with the ominous Strawberry mountain. Some great hikes awaited us!
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