Mountain camp to become refuge for wounded warriors

<p>A Fossen family photo from decades ago shows the view in the Wallowa Mountains near an elk-hunting camp that Julie Fossen Wheeler and others now want to turn into a retreat for wounded veterans. Shown in the photo is Wheeler's sister Jane Fossen.</p>

Applegate Valley resident Julie Fossen Wheeler arrived at her family’s old elk-hunting camp near Joseph in northeastern Oregon with the intention of cleaning it up and putting up a “FOR SALE” sign.

The log cabins she helped build with her parents, Jim and Rita Fossen, on the 40-acre parcel in the late 1960s were dilapidated.

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