After driving a full day to reach Fields,OR and finding they had no vacancy at their motel, my girlfriend and I drove on down to Winnemucca and stayed at "Winners" where the rooms take 3 hours to reach 65 degrees with the heat on full blast ugh... The next morning with beautiful weather we drove a short distance out to Blue Mountain using Dennis Poulin's directions and did this as a mid day hike. Nice January weather, great views, good company, fun hike.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe