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By johnsmiley1321

Owyhee Country Idaho

Fur trading ships brought Hawaiian natives then called Owyhees to the northwest in 1818. Donald Mackenzie brought the first big brigade of fur hunters to the Snake river valley. He sent several Owyhees to trap in the region - and they never returned. Ever since then this has been called Owyhee country and Owyhee county.

Pronounce Owyhee and Hawaii out loud and they sound the same.

The Owyhee river flows just out of view on the bottom of the cliff.

I almost gave up trying to take this picture until I remembered to use my polarizing filter. Between the smoke from fires, the pollution, and bright sun reflections this was the best of the photos

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