On the west side of Steens Mountain,
south of the Blitzen Valley, is the Catlow Valley.
While the Blitzen Valley is marshy and fairly narrow, the Catlow Valley is high desert,
much bigger, and about 400 feet higher in elevation.
Catlow Valley was never a destination for me, merely an area to get through on my way to more interesting places. I drove through this valley twice during my three days in Eastern Oregon:
once in a southerly direction to get to the east side of Steens Mountain via Fields;
the other time in a westerly direction towards the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.
Despite the rainy weather, I took 72 photos in and around this valley, which I have narrowed down to the best 14 for this album, including one sunrise panorama — thus completing my fifth album of photos from my April 2012 trip to Eastern Oregon.