Anyone have a positive experience in the Steens in the last couple of years? I can’t wait to get up there and start poking around. Looks like badass country.
Amen to that. That country attracts crazies. Was up there in June two years ago and at the top of Steens Mountain, right before you get to the radio towers, someone had packed their camp right up to the very edge and set up a cabin tent. I believe they have clocked winds up there in excess of 100 mph, and these geniuses put their tent within 40-50 feet of a 4000+ ft. drop. Darwin still has work to do.Consider how best to avoid the gaggle of geeks before you arrive. Every millennial in Seattle is camped on or near the mountain, with adventure vans parked in every wide spot along the road. If what I observed on the Pueblos is any indication, the deer are lying very low.