On the road with Chief Joseph Days – traveling to the Lewiston Roundup (2019)

Traveling through the Grand Ronde River Road, or better known as Rattle Snake Grade, is always an incredible experience regardless of how many times one has taken the journey. Not only does the highway navigate through a steep and unbelievable scenic landscape, but it also depicts parts of the ancient historical Nez Perce territory. 


One of the most incredible sites on our travels to Washington and Idaho: Rattle Snake Canyon. ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich
One of the most incredible sites on our travels to Washington and Idaho: Rattle Snake Canyon. ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich

The Nez Perce who call themselves Niimíipuu, meaning “The People”, were a nomadic tribe that traveled with the seasons from buffalo hunting in the Great Plains to salmon
fishing at Celilo Falls, covering 17 million acres in what is now Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
Once you have experienced the grade you will never forget the epic landscape with its many extremely narrow switchbacks, precipitous drop-offs and six to nine percent pitches, nor the ancient history that fills the air with the solitude of bygone times. Drive mindful and enjoy…

“FEEL THE THUNDER” Always the last full week in July

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and weaver at Wild Horses Thunder; Professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer at Wild Horses Media Production.
Angelika has been working for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo since 2010 as the Social Media Manager, PR Photographer, and Rodeo Program Committee Chair. In August of 2020 she became the Rodeo Business Office and Souvenir Gift Store Manager. She is also the Digital Marketing Director at Highview Angus Ranch. A self-proclaimed philosopher, Angelikas is without a doubt an unbridled spirit.

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