Map Packet

Download the Map Packet to navigate each of the 5 Journeys. 

Share your progress

You can share pictures via your personal Facebook (make sure to use #OwyheeFriends and #OwyheeQuest)

Please also send your pictures and experience to Friends of the Owyhee using this form

In upcoming newsletters (sign-up here), we will showcase some of the brave and smart Owyhee Hereos pursuing the Quest. 

Wait, there is MORE!?!?

Yes! Quest 2 (Lake Owyhee State Park) and 3 (Succor Creek State Natural Area) will be available in Spring 2021. Sign-up for our newsletter and Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Eventbrite, and Twitter to never miss out on Friends of the Owyhee content! 

For just $10, you can also add these to your supplies and quest objectives: 

Download a Google Earth file (.kmz) to view the Journey on a computer or device with the app installed. 

The Code for Collectibles - the geocache box with Owyhee Canyon Dragon valuables is locked. 

Need Help from a fellow Owyhee Hero? Contact the Game Master, Sambacus the Cloven Foot of the Castonguay Clan, for questions. 

Earn poster, written recognition, and local discounts -- Owyhee Paddle Co. and Rock Store Grill

Be Prepared! 

The desert can be a dangerous place, beyond the Role-playing! Please see our Plan a Trip page for desert hiking / camping tips and tricks. Here are a few high recommendations:

  • Plenty of water (5 gal in vehicle, each pack at least 1 liter)

  • Proper clothing for the weather

  • Proper footwear--shoes or boots instead of open-toe

  • Leave town with a full tank of gas (or fill up in Ontario, Nyssa, Owyhee Junction, or Homedale) and let someone else know where you are going and when you intend to return

Stewardship

We will make a point to collect garbage at sites, along road, and pack-in / pack-out. This Quest involves such stewardship activities. 

 

Why?

Time in the outdoors is special and has a physiologic effect on our bodies, particularly mental health. Fantasy and Role-Playing come natural to children and is most often expressed by playing video games (in our modern world, anyway). This activity is designed to make fun in the outdoors, indulge in fantasy, and connect parents and children. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, our communities children are craving educational fun and fresh air.

Seems Intimidating? We understand! Please contact us to discuss your concerns. The hikes begin as low-impact and give your family time to build your stamina. The routes are not ADHA accessible, unfortunately, modifications can be made for anyone!

Please email sammyc@owyheefriends.org for questions!

We also offer two other Youth Educational opportunities:

Nature Explorers with the Ontario Recreation District

Owyhee Science Field Camp

Google Map Directions

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