Monday, June 30, 2008

Our Other Mountains Still Have Snow

Boise set a new record high temperature Sunday, 105 degrees....and there is still snow in our other mountains. These are the Owyhees, to the south. The mountain range we see most easily see is to the north. The mountains look blue because of the haze. The scrubby land stretching out before the mountains is one edge of the Snake River Birds of Prey area. And why are these mountains called the Owyhees? The story I'm familiar with says those doing the naming wanted to call them the Hawaiis, for some reason, but the name morphed into Owyhees - which sounds a lot like Hawaiis (oh-WHY-hees).

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