This is big country. Driving Hwy 140 you can see vast distances. By Sage Hen summit I could see the Steens to the north and the Pine Forest Range to the south with fresh snow on the top. It is a wonderful middle of nowhere type of place. In the valley of Guano Lake there were miles of grass land.
During my trip planning I happened upon finding a campground at the northwest base of Hart Mountain and in the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge. The campground wasn’t on most maps and my brother who had been to the area a number of times told me it didn’t exist. But, it showed up on google aerial maps and it would be a convenient location because I wanted to visit the BLM sunstone collection area to the north. I was off to find out the truth and I found that the campground did exist. I don’t remember the name, but it had about 10 sites offering a wide open view. There were no trees, just wide open expansive view.