Friday, April 17, 2009
New Picture for Title
Those of you who have been following my pitiful attempts to be a big time blogger may have noticed that I have changed the picture under the title. It was a picture of Bridal Veil Falls taken from the South Tunnel Entrance of Yosemite National Park. As I looked at it this evening I noticed that the falls were nowhere to be seen. Blogger somehow shrunk the photo by cutting off the right (waterfall) side. I decided to put a picture taken a little closer to home. This photo is Kieger Gorge in the Steens Mountains about 40 miles south of Burns Oregon and about 150 miles southwest of our home in Eastern Oregon. The heavily glaciated canyon is typical of all the canyons in the Steens which are an uplifted fault block. The eastern rim of the mountain overlooks a steep drop to the White Horse Desert over 5000 feet below. The western side rises gently from the Playa Lakes, Malheur Lake and Harney Lake. There is a good graveled road up the western slope all the way to the summit. A beautiful unspoiled part of Oregon.