Steens mountain is in SE Oregon and consists of a 30 mile long uplifted fault block with a mile high vertical east face. A storm hit the area as we drove the loop road and we considered ourselves fortunate to not be hit by lightning before we got off the peak. Nearby lightning strikes started fires near the summit.
Approaching Steens Mt. from the south.
A couple summit views taken while escaping the storm.
Looking east to fires started on Steens Mt. by lightning strikes.
Looking east to the storm on Steens Mt.