In 1836, missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman of upper New York State traveled 3,000 miles to establish a Protestant mission among the Cayuse Indians near present day Walla Walla, WA. But when they...[more]
Summit Guard Station
From Pendleton, OR travel Interstate 84 east for 34 miles to Exit 243 (Mt. Emily Exit). Take the off ramp to the right off the freeway. At the stop sign turn left and cross the freeway on the overpass. Proceed past the freeway ramps on the right to the end of the pavement; Forest Service Road (FSR) 31 starts here. Travel FSR 31 for about 12.2 miles to the junction with FSR 3113. Turn left on FSR 3113 and travel about 0.8 miles to the access road to the Summit Guard Station. Turn left onto the access road and follow the road to the right.From La Grande, OR travel Interstate 84 west for 18 miles to Exit 243 (Mt. Emily Exit). Follow the directions above.Automobile access to the site runs from June 1 to November 1, and parking is available at the guard station.Winter use will require alternate transportation such as skis, snowshoes, or snowmobile. Skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers can access the cabin from a Sno-Park located on FSR 31 about 1.7 miles from Interstate 84. The route follows the roads listed above. From the Sno-Park the travel distance to the cabin is approximately 11.3 miles, including a 1 mile climb.
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