Matt and Joanne’s Page

January 5, 2009

Winter in the Wallowas

Filed under: Skiing — Tags: , — Matt Stamplis @ 12:24 pm

Looks like we’ve gotten a little lazy lately in keeping our page updated. Although, to be honest, we haven’t really done a whole lot other than watching the snow fall in our backyard. It’s been three weeks since snow started falling in Hillsboro and looking out the window, I can still see a few patches here and there. So we’ve almost had a “real” winter here!

We did manage to escape the city for New Years and took a trip over to Northeast Oregon and the Wallowa Mountains. We were there two years ago and had a good time so we decided a return trip was worthwhile.

The snow ended up being absolutely incredible. Without skis we were sinking up to our waist in powder.

It’s not hard to find untouched trails in the Wallowas where you can set out and blaze your own trail through snow covered pines with magnificent views on the surrounding mountains.

Yogi had to follow our ski tracks to avoid sinking over his head in the snow.

Yogi is a snow dog but in this kind of powder he wore himself out quickly. After just an hour of skiing he was getting exhausted so we took him back to the car to warm up and rest.

More pictures to come later (once I find our other camera!)



  1. The pictures quality is so nice….What type of camera that u used?

    Comment by cleos — January 9, 2009 @ 12:34 am

    • Most of our pics are taken using the Canon Digital Rebel XT but some are from my Olympus point and shoot.

      Comment by joannestamplis — January 9, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  2. yogi looks so very adorable in the shots and brrrr all those snow makes me feel very cold…

    Comment by Lil — January 18, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

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