The aim of a recent trip thru the Oregon Outback mostly on Highway 31 – the Fremont Highway – was to find places where “No Service” registered on my phone.  While there were not great long stretches with no cell phone service I did find quite a few and took the time to just settle and enjoy being there.  One such place was Fremont Point on the old Fremont National Forest.  Great open views and wonderful canyons and plateaus.   Many images to still work up from this portion of the drive.

I spent the night in Lakeview – the Tallest Town in Oregon at 4,799 feet elevation.  Spent the evening hours exploring the roads to Adel and Plush looking for aspen stands in the Warner Mountains – found a few but not what I wanted.  Still was a fun drive.  Did find some interesting compositions but they will take time to work up.

The next morning found me headed north toward Lake Abert which is the 3rd largest saline body of water in North America.  I was looking for morning light.

I think when the cell phone service is non-existent and there is a Red Tail Hawk on a fence post along the dirt road I turned on to and a coyote turd laying in the road beside the car where I parked one has found some solitude.  With the morning light across the water and the hills across the lake just starting to glow I knew I had found what I went for.  Headed back to Bend to meet my niece and her family – always a joy to spend time with them – but the hectic nature of Bend did come home.

I call the image below – Greetings. 

Be sure to click on the image to get a larger view – trust me it is worth it.  As always I welcome your comments.