I visited the Steens Mountain area as a side trip on my drive to Nevada for hiking in the Ruby Mts near Elko. This was the third time I visited SE Oregon but the first I had actually been able to get up Steens Mountain since it was still too snow covered the other times I had been here. Basically I just drove the loop and got out at the viewpoints. I camped at Fish Lake which is also on the loop. Not much to report. One of my favorite areas. I would
like love to hike this portion of the Oregon Desert Trail some time.
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