Steen’s Mountain is a rarely visited shield volcano in the nearly deserted southeastern corner of Oregon. It once had a diameter of 42 miles, but the eastern half of it has disappeared underground along a huge fault line. My series of photos takes you across the volcano’s spectacular scenery from west to east.
From the West, Steen’s Mountain seems unimposing, but over 20 miles, the gradual slope upwards reaches a summit of nearly 10,000 feet.
From the East, Steen’s Mountain is a spectacular sight that few tourists have experienced, though the summit is accessible by well graded dirt roads.
BIO: Jeff Dunn is president of the Alameda Photographic Society and is the author of the photographic study Big, Bad, Beautiful: Death Valley, available on Amazon. See his work at www.musicmemory.smugmug.com.
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