Welcome.. what follows is a collection of java VR panoramic images taken within twelve miles of Joseph Oregon. Its hard to believe that such beauty could be found in such a small area, yet these just scratch the surface.

To tourists visiting Joseph, this outstanding beauty creates the greatest impression. To both locals and visitors it is a treasure to be preserved for reasons that touch our soul; upon first arrival most are simply awestruck by a sight that is often described as 'Gods Country.'

NOTICE!! After Microsoft's battle with Sun Microsystems, certain parts of Java are not included with Internet Explorer and now must be downloaded and installed in order for these panoramas to work. Unless you own an older browser you will need to download the java installer from the link provided below. It's FREE!

We hope you enjoy these images of the town we cherish and invite you to come, but make no mistake, 'Being here' reveals the enormous scale of the Wallowa Mountains which can't be reproduced in any medium. You really need to see it for yourself and you'll realize why it's considered 'Oregon's Best-Kept Secret.'

Because this is a place with real seasons, you'll find the same vista taken at different times of the year.

Over the years I've added new pictures and replaced some when possible. The early ones aren't the best, but they still give you a good feel for the area, and some of the vistas, like Wallowa Lake being solidly frozen over have not occurred since.

Get JavaMake sure you have the latest Java installed- then click on a thumbnail to view. Most panoramas are optimized for an approximate one minute download even on a slow dial-up. The picture will rotate when finished loading and by just passing your cursor over the image you can change directions and stop. ~ ENJOY

Some of these are available as prints

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Joseph Oregon & The Wallowa Mountains
Panoramic Pictures


Joseph Oregon Overlook Panorama Picture 180 Degree View overlooking Joseph Oregon and the Wallowa Mountains. Spring 2002
Joseph Oregon Winter Overlook Panorama Same as above. Winter 2006
Joseph Oregon Main Street in Fall Joseph Oregon Main Street in Fall Color , shot after street restoration project.
The Wallowa Mountains from Railroad Tracks 170 Degree View of the Wallowa Mountains in winter. Shot from Railroad Tracks and Dorrance Road
Brennan Ranch, Wallowa Mountains Winter Panorama Picture The Historic Brennan Ranch, probably the most photographed barn in Oregon. A few miles East of Joseph. Looking South. Feb. 2000
Historic Wade Ranch, Wallowa Mountains Spring Panorama Picture 180 Degree View of the Historic Wade Ranch, Between Joseph and Enterprise, Looking West, May 2001
Historic Wade Ranch, Wallowa Mountains Winter Panorama Picture Another 180 Degree View of the Historic Wade Ranch, this time April 2000
Panoramic View from 3.6 miles east of Joseph Oregon This 110 Degree View taken 3.6 miles East of Joseph shows the Prairie Creek area including the back side of the East Moraine. Gives a good feel of the scale of the mountains. Winter 2006
Seven Devils Mountains from Joseph Oregon Panorama The Seven Devils, across the Snake River in Idaho, This is the geologic sister range to the Wallowas, visible to the east of Joseph. Photographed in the evening, spring 2000
Seven Devils Winter Panorama Sunset View of Seven Devils, winter 1999
The Wallowa Mountains, Overlooking Enterprise, Oregon, Spring Another 180 Degree View of the Wallowa Mountains from Enterprise Airport, Spring 2005.
The Wallowa Mountains, Enterprise Overlook, Winter Panorama 180 Degree View of the Wallowa's from Enterprise Airport, Winter 2000.
Wallowa Valley Overlook This view from a hill west of Enterprise looking east, shows the Wallowa Valley including the town of Joseph

Wallowa Lake Panoramic Pictures


Wallowa Lake from northeast Lookout 110 Degree View of Wallowa Lake from the Northeastern Lookout. May 2008
Wallowa Lake Panoramic Picture 190 Degree View of Wallowa Lake. June 2005
Wallowa Lake from County Park Picture Panorama 180 Degree View of Wallowa Lake taken from the County Park on the north shore. Spring 2002 (A favorite place for the 4th fireworks)
Wallowa Lake Frozen Over Panorama Ever wonder what Wallowa Lake looks like when its completely frozen over? Here's a 180 Degree View. Feb. 2001
Update: In 2008 the lake froze very solid again!
Wallowa Lake State Park 360 Panorama Picture 360 Degree View of Wallowa Lake State Park. Shot between the Day-Use area and campgrounds. July 5th, 2002
Wallowa Lake Marina Panorama 150 Degree View of Wallowa Lake Marina. July, 2002

Eagle Cap Wilderness Panoramic Pictures


Aneroid and Roger Lake Overlook Panorama Picture, Eagle cap Wilderness Overlooking Aneroid and Roger Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. This is a moderate to steep hike of about 8 miles with a 3700' elevation gain. Located up the East Fork Trail, the last mile to this lookout has no maintained or marked trail.
Hurricane Creek Trail, Goat Meadows, Panorama Picture 200 Degree View of Goat Meadow, Hurricane Divide and Sacagawea Pk. About one and a half miles up from the Hurricane Trailhead. Easy hike with one no-bridge creek crossing. Take your binoculars and look for the Mountain Goats on Hurricane Divide! Way more impressive than any photo!
Eagle cap Wilderness, Petes Point Panorama 360 Degree View form top of Pete's Point, El. 9695 feet. Karissa Brennan in Foreground. Aug. '00. This is a moderate to steep hike, about 9 miles from Wallowa Lake Trailhead. Last accent up Pete's Point has no maintained trail.
Dollar Ridge in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Panorama 360 Degree View form top of Dollar Ridge, El. 9019 feet. Native (Near) Mike Cassidy in Foreground. Aug. '04. This is a moderate to steep hike, about 9 miles from Wallowa Lake Trailhead. Last accent up has no maintained trail. This Ridge is known for the fossilized seashells found near its summit
Ice Lake in the Eagle cap Wilderness 360 Panorama 360 View of Ice Lake, El. 7849 Sept '00. This is a moderate to steep hike, about 8 miles from Wallowa Lake Trailhead. Highly Recommended.
Ice Lake Partial Panorama Another view of Ice Lake, July '93. This is a better picture than the one above- But only a 150 degree view.
East Fork Trail Features Panorama 360 View of many features up the East Fork Trail. Taken atop Monkeyface in the summer of 2001. John Shoemaker in foreground.
Bonneville Point, Eagle Cap Wilderness Panorama 360 Degree View form top of Bonneville Peak, El. 8902. Dean Fessler in Foreground. Sept. '00
Aneroid Lake Panorama Picture Updated 180 Degree View of Aneroid Lake, photographed from the north shore. Late July 2006. Moderate to steep hike from Wallowa Lake Trailhead, about 6.5 miles
Chimney Lake Panorama Picture 200 Degree View of Chimney Lake, El. 7604. Photographed from the south shore. August 2001. Moderate to steep hike from the Bowman Trailhead, 5.3 miles
Six Mile Meadow in the Eagle Cap Wilderness 360 Degree View form Six Mile Meadow, up the West Fork Trail from the Lake Trailhead. A fairly easy hike and a good stopping place on your way to the lakes basin. Sept '02
Bonny Lakes Panorama 160 Degree View of Bonny Lakes, El. 7840. Photographed from the east shore. Sept. 2001. Moderate to steep hike from the Wallowa Lake Trailhead, 10 miles. Can also be reached from the Tenderfoot Trailhead (3.5 mi)

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