Route Climbed: Mtn loop road Date Climbed: August 2003
Drove most of the way then hiked to the summit. Went on a four day backpacking adventure through one of the cool steens mtn gorges. Alvord desert is a good place to drive your car at unreasonable speeds.
Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2003
rfbolton and I drove down from Washington and stayed at Page Springs campground near Frenchglen on Friday night. We were interested in doing Steen's as it represents the highpoint of Harney County. We did the loop and wouldn't recommend the southern route. Frenchglen has a neat little hotel that serves a good breakfast. We saw lots of bow hunters out and about.
Route Climbed: Big Indian Gorge Date Climbed: June 29-30, 2002
Beautiful hike to the summit!!!
My wife and I did this as on overnighter from South Steens Campground. It's a substantial approach distance (~12 TH to summit) via the SPECTACULAR Big Indian Gorge. Descended via the road (due to time constraint) nice views up at the top, but some nasty dust from tourists passing by in their rattling cars.