Owyhee River, Oregon & Idaho - The name of the river is from the older spelling of "Hawaii". It was named for three Hawaiian trappers, in the employ of the North West Company, who were sent to explore the uncharted river. They failed to return to the rendezvous near the Boise River and were never seen again. Due to this the river and its region was named "Owyhee".
"We go to the river's edge for comfort, spiritual renewal, meditation, solitude; we go to the river to feel and know the continuance of life." Henry David Thoreau / Methow River with Gardner Mountain in the background. Home sweet home.