When we first checked into our hotel I was feeling like crap from my cold, it was gloomy and foggy out, and we arrived before the tourist season so almost everything was closed. I figured the whole visit was going to be a disaster.
As it turns out, tourist season is overrated. Our entire visit was peaceful and intimate. The weather was...well...you can see for yourself. Amazing! The main reason we went to that particular area of the Wallowas was to ride the tram. But we arrived too early; it wasn't open for the season yet. The view would have been incredible, the sun was out and the skies were clear. Instead we walked around Wallowa Lake State Park...which we had all to ourselves. How many ways or times can I say, "It was gorgeous!"