February 18, 2014

On the Rocks Facts

  • Owyhee Canyons are indeed considered one of the most remote and inaccessible areas in the Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada area.

  • Some of the animals that live in Owyhee include black bears, cougars, coyotes, snakes, and spiders.

  • Rattlesnakes are found in Owyhee. Precautionary steps must be taken to ensure safety.

  • Twisting your ankle can mean you not being able to climb out of a canyon or any other situation you’re in. You would be limited to slow and leveled walking and nothing more.

  • Panicking after a bite will raise your heart rate which will spread the venom throughout your body quickly.

  • You can avoid rock fall by evaluating the condition of the rocks you are walking under. You should also make sure you are not standing under a rock in case it breaks apart.

  • Cougars are indeed the largest cats in the Owyhee and they go by many names including mountain lion and puma.

  • Almost 1,000 bat species in the world and they make up a quarter of the mammal population.

  • Elk have multiple chambers in their stomachs. This helps them to break down tough foods and extract the necessary nutrients.

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