Leslie Gulch, SE Oregon
Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 am
Last week Kathy and I pulled our little travel trailer over about 260 miles of highway then 30 miles of gravel road for our first visit to Leslie Gulch. Truely an amazing place with opportunities to hike up side canyons, observe wildlife, and even fish in the upper reaches of the Owyhee Reservoir. Alas I left rod and license at home The only legal campground was crammed with anglers and photographers and a couple of parties like us who were there exploring new country.Some notes: need to bring plenty of water. This is a low elevation area and is best visited in April/May before it gets hot. Also later in the year the drawdown of the Reservoir turns the lake in this area into a cow pasture. Final warning is that April/May weather is extremely variable. In April it can be in mid 60s one day and snow the next. The day before we arrived it was in the low 80s, the day of our arrival high 70s, next day mid 60s, departure day low 50s. I suspect in the fall the anglers will be replaced by chukar hunters.