Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Every once in awhile, one may visit a destination that really makes an everlasting impression.  On our most recent vacation, my husband and I visited one of those places.  The Steens Mountain.  Located in southeastern Oregon, these structures are massive, breathtaking, and the fall colors made it magnificent.

Morning sunrise
(click on pictures for larger view)

Pushing the 10,000' elevation mark, you can see just about everything.
Due to a forest fire in Idaho, some of our visibility was limited.

Wildhorse Lake

While making our way down the mountain, we were lucky enough to see the wild Kiger mustangs feeding along side the road.  I was able to get within about 30' of them to get some shots.

These horses were first discovered in 1977 in the Kiger Gorge/Steens Mountains of southeastern Oregon and are thought to be direct descendants of the horses brought to the new world by the Spanish Conquistadors in the late 1500's and early 1600's.

"I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."

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