During my October trip to Steens Mountain I noticed a small dirt road branching from the main loupe road and decided to test out my new Subaru Forester in some real off road conditions.  BTW:  It did great.

As I got near the to top of a ridge I pulled off and walked down a side canyon and came across the image below.  Enough light to tint the tops of the aspen. It was almost dark when I got back to the main road but I think the area was worth exploring and when all the color is on it will be even more spectacular.

I love that country and it really does feel like a visit home when I am over there.  Click for a larger view