Looking West From Black Snake Road in the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are the backdrop for the Walla Walla Valley. They are the last mountain range that the Oregon Trail pioneers had to encounter
before they dropped down into the Grande Ronde Valley on their way to the Columbia River and Oregon City on the Pacific coast.
In my travels across the United States on the seat of a bicycle or as a passenger/driver on numerous road trips by car,
I have seen many beautiful places; but nothing is any prettier than what I can see right here in the Walla Walla Valley.