I took the sky ride up mount Howard to over 8,000 feet.  Looks out into the Wallowa Mountains to the south and west.  Looks north to Wallowa Lake and wheat fields beyond.  Hells Canyon to the east.  Quite a view, I think into 3 states.

Mount Howard Gondola

Images taken 2005.

Wallowa Mountains from Mount Howard

View from Mount Howard

Back at the base.  Wallowa Lake.

Glacial morain Wallowa Lake
On one side, a glacial morain holds Wallowa Lake against its mountain backdrop.
Wallowa Lake
Wallowa Lake

Below near Enterprise, OR.
Images below taken 2001.

Cycling on through La Grande, Elgin and Enterprise in 2001, I was in the north east corner of Oregon;  home of the majestic Wallowa Mountains.  Many of these peaks rise over 8,000 Ft.  In Enterprise, I met a woman who felt she had lived in that isolated town for too long.  "Everyone is into everyone's business."  "There needs to be some fresh energy and thinking."