The Owyhee River Journals

Bonnie J. Olin

Photography by Mike Quigley

“I believe that almost any extended river or hiking trip offers a person the opportunity to reconnect with nature, and that is a good thing. But a trip into the Owyhee still allows you to feel like you are the first and only person to have set foot there. It is here that it is still possible to “unplug” completely from the modern world…. The Owyhee will test you, remind you of your vulnerability, and take your breath away with it’s great beauty. And in the tranquility of The Big Quiet, you just may find your true self.”  Bonnie Olin for the Northwest Whitewater Association – Spokane Chapter

THE BOOK

The Owyhee River Journals

The Owyhee River Journals

Mike Quigley has been exploring the Owyhee Canyonlands since 1975. Bonnie Olin joined him in 1993 and began keeping a personal record of their journeys together. Her journals, combined with Mike’s 125 full color photographs of rarely seen landscapes, allow the readers to take a vicarious journey of their own, into the canyonlands of the Owyhee River in Nevada, Idaho and Oregon.

THE AUTHOR

Bonnie J. Olin

Bonnie J. Olin has been exploring the Owyhee River for more than 25 years. Together with her husband Mike Quigley they have developed a love and appreciation for the land, the river, the history, and the environmental uncertainties posed by climate change, human impact, and a naturally changing landscape. Need a little more here to even out the columns. That would be great.