The Steens Mountain seems like a huge ramp extending from Frenchglen to the sky. It is bigger than imaginable – a Jack In the Beanstalk fairytale size of ramp. It gently goes up and up and the Steen Loop road provides the path to drive.

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The Steens Loop Road at about 9,000 ft.  Big country.

At the high elevation the aspens were starting to turn color. There was much to stop and look at.

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Pate Lake with disperse camping at the lake.

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Lilly Lake primitive camping area.

The roads continues up the ramp until it meets the sky and then there is no more.

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Looking over the edge; over 5,000 ft. down

There is much to view and absorb. One fellow I talked with said he has been coming to the Steens for thirty years and has never gotten tired of it.

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Wildhorse Lake

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The last gasp of summer at the top of The Steens.

The Facts:

  • I chose to stay at the Page Springs Campground.  What a popular place.  Each day I was there the campground filled up in the afternoon and the camp host was letting people camp on the grass at various locations.