The Steen’s Mountains, the most beautiful place in Oregon
I am amazed how few people have ever been to the Steen’s Mountains. There are the Big Indian, Blitzen, and Kiker gorges which are amazingly beautiful. Then there is the East Rim which you drive up to and are at almost 10,000 feet in elevation, and from there you look down into the Alvord Dessert and much of the Southeast corner of Oregon. Looking around at all the rock cliffs you almost always can spot some big horn sheep as a bonus. Because of being camped at 8,000 feet the stars seem triple in number and twice as bright as at home. It is so inspiring to sit in my camp chair at night just looking at the stars. I have meditated on Psalms 8:3-4 often in the evening,”When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” And also Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” I want to know God more and more so I read His Word everyday, I spend time with Him in prayer everyday, and I look at His creation and try to see His invisible attributes, His eternal power, and His divine nature. Up here in the Steen’s is the perfect place to see God through His creation.