Zach Collier: Not many people have heard of the North Sprague River or the Gearhart Mountain Wilderness making this a hard one to research. I drove 3 1/2 hours from Grants Pass to this remote part of Oregon near Bly. Form there I drove up dirt roads to find vistas of the North Sprague. There were none so I hiked down talus slopes to the river a few places and then bushwhacked along its banks.
After looking for more access I eventually hit snowbanks too large to drive through and had to turn around.