Built-in Concord, New Hampshire, Wallowa County founding father Frank McCully bought the stagecoach in 1886 and ran a stage line from Elgin to Joseph until 1908
Now in its 73rd year, the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo is an indelible northeast Oregon tradition. For most of those years, a red 19th century stagecoach with bright, yellow wheels has been a big part of that tradition.
Another storm has swept through the Wallowa Mountains leaving only a few inches of new snow on the Lower Alder Slope outside of Enterprise.
Maybe not as breathtaking of a picture as some of the previous ones, but still the feeling of being close to the heavens never goes away when I stand outside inhaling the solitude of peace while feeding my horses early in the morning.