Mule Days roundup

Published on September 12, 2017 3:13PM

Paul Wahl/ChieftainMules of all shapes, sizes and descriptions were part of Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise this past weekend.

Paul Wahl/ChieftainMules of all shapes, sizes and descriptions were part of Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise this past weekend.

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Paul Wahl/Chieftain“Look Ma, no hands” says Elly Bageant riding her 31-year-old mule Emma in the Hells Canyon Mule Days Parade Saturday morning in Enterprise.

Paul Wahl/Chieftain“Look Ma, no hands” says Elly Bageant riding her 31-year-old mule Emma in the Hells Canyon Mule Days Parade Saturday morning in Enterprise.

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Paul Wahl/ChieftainGinger Daggett slices pork for the barbecue dinner scholarship fundraiser Saturday at Hells Canyon Mule Days. In addition to pork, diners were fed large helpings of corn and beans, as well as dinner rolls.

Paul Wahl/ChieftainGinger Daggett slices pork for the barbecue dinner scholarship fundraiser Saturday at Hells Canyon Mule Days. In addition to pork, diners were fed large helpings of corn and beans, as well as dinner rolls.

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Betty Cosgrove of Joseph served up dozens of pies to hungry customers Saturday at Hells Canyon Mule Days. The effort was under the direction of Hurricane Creek Grange; however, Betty said she isn’t a Grange member, just a willing volunteer.

Paul Wahl/Chieftain Betty Cosgrove of Joseph served up dozens of pies to hungry customers Saturday at Hells Canyon Mule Days. The effort was under the direction of Hurricane Creek Grange; however, Betty said she isn’t a Grange member, just a willing volunteer.

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Paul Wahl/ChieftainGrandpa Jeff Barnhart of Post Falls, Idaho, gives last-minute instructions to grandson Tristan just prior to competing in the Fast Ass Express contest Saturday at Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise.

Paul Wahl/ChieftainGrandpa Jeff Barnhart of Post Falls, Idaho, gives last-minute instructions to grandson Tristan just prior to competing in the Fast Ass Express contest Saturday at Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise.

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Paul Wahl/ChieftainStephanie Rosenbalm of Amity, Ore., prepares to compete at the Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise Friday morning.

Paul Wahl/ChieftainStephanie Rosenbalm of Amity, Ore., prepares to compete at the Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise Friday morning.

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Paul Wahl/ChieftainDave Noble of Baker City was the competition announcer for Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise this past weekend. He first announced at the event in 2007.

Paul Wahl/ChieftainDave Noble of Baker City was the competition announcer for Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise this past weekend. He first announced at the event in 2007.

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Paul Wahl/ChieftainChristian Fournier takes his turn in the Fast Ass Express contest during Hells Canyon Mule Days at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. His team, Fournier’s Rafter F Mules, from Bend, won first place in the competition.

Paul Wahl/ChieftainChristian Fournier takes his turn in the Fast Ass Express contest during Hells Canyon Mule Days at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. His team, Fournier’s Rafter F Mules, from Bend, won first place in the competition.

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More than 50 competitors and several hundred spectators packed onto Wallowa County Fairgrounds for Hells Canyon Mule Days Sept. 7-10. Smoky skies cleared in time for Saturday’s parade, and the remainder of the event was accompanied by terrific late-summer weather.















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