"It’s a great challenge and it’s very enjoyable to make your way through to a destination no matter how many scrapes and bruises you might get. I think it’s good for the soul to challenge yourself like that." --Jeanne Pepalis from Outdoor Idaho’s Desert Hideaways

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High desert landscape of the Owyhee Desert

It is a vast, arid expanse twice the size of Yellowstone National Park. Throughout its fourteen thousand lonely square miles are strewn volcanic rocks, sagebrush plateaus, and sheer-walled canyons. Yet tucked in the immense, seldom-traveled Owyhee Desert are hidden natural wonders. They're not easy to find and are often a challenge to reach. Only the determined traveler will reap the rewards of discovery.

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