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The Owyhee River and the North Humboldt River
Between Elko and Duck Valley, Nevada

The Owhyhee and Humboldt Rivers both originate in northeastern Nevada, but flow in opposite directions. The Owyhee (named for Hawaii, from some Gold Rush era Kanakas) heads north to the Snake River, passing through Duck Valley and some very remote high desert country.

The North Humboldt River flows south to join the main Humboldt River that forms the great east-west corridor across the state.


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Owyhee River in Duck Valley

Owyhee River in Duck Valley

The Owyhee River runs through the southern part of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.

Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Nevada

Date photographed: July 25, 2005

Wildhorse Crossing on the Owyhee River

Wildhorse Crossing on the Owyhee River

Wildhorse Crossing, site of a campground on the Owyhee River, in the gorge south of Duck Valley.

near Mountain City, Nevada

Date photographed: July 24, 2005

Wild Horse Reservoir

Wild Horse Reservoir

Wild Horse Reservoir, source of the Owyhee River, which flows north through high desert to the Snake River.

near Mountain City, Nevada

Date photographed: July 24, 2005

PX Cattle Company

PX Cattle Company

Road leading to the PX Cattle Company, a classic high desert ranch.

north of Elko , Nevada

Date photographed: July 24, 2005

Gorge on the North Humboldt River,

Gorge on the North Humboldt River,

A minor gorge on the North Humboldt River, precious water in an arid landscape.

north of Elko , Nevada

Date photographed: July 24, 2005

Raptors' nests on the North Humboldt River

Raptors' nests on the North Humboldt River

Remote country and rugged cliffs near water provide ideal nesting habitat for raptors along the North Humboldt River .

north of Elko , Nevada

Date photographed: July 24, 2005

Adobe Summit

Adobe Summit

High desert near Adobe Summit.

north of Elko , Nevada

Date photographed: July 24, 2005

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