Steens Mountain Climber's Log

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bmcnary1 - Jul 15, 2006 2:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Route Climbed: half mile hike from road  Sucess!

Very interesting place with awesome view of the Alvord Desert. The glacial valleys are sweet.


markmay - Jun 25, 2006 2:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

Overnight at Wild Horse Lake  Sucess!

Antleope and Wild Horses were beautiful. The the alpine/riparian habitat is very interesting ...amazing desolation to the east with some sulphry hotsprings and dried lake beds.


Kate - Apr 27, 2006 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1998

Route Climbed: Roads  Sucess!

Ran it as a Steens Mtn camper... amazing view of the Alvord, and the gorges are spectacular. Definitely a lung burner, but worth every wheeze!

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Mar 31, 2006 4:35 am

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.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 16, 2004 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 30, 2003  Sucess!

Dean said it all.


Mugger78 - Oct 11, 2003 1:48 pm

Date Climbed: Summer 1995

I do not recall if we made it to the summit or not. This is an incredable place. We loved the views.


Dean - Sep 17, 2003 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2003  Sucess!

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.


rpc - Jul 1, 2002 10:21 am

Route Climbed: Big Indian Gorge Date Climbed: June 29-30, 2002  Sucess!

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.

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