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The Powder River is an easterly flowing tributary of the Snake River. Its own various tributaries rise up in the southern part of the Blue Mountains, join up in Sumpter, OR and and after flowing through the high desert of Oregon, empties into the Snake River at the Oregon-Idaho state line. The Powder River is approximately 150 miles long, with the majority of its run being in Baker County, OR. The river follows a portion of Oregon State Route 86 (Baker-Copperfield Highway) which was used by early pioneers on their way to the Willamette Valley in the 1840’s. This photograph was taken between Mileposts 24 and 24 on Oregon State Route 86 east of Baker City, Baker County, OR.