Winter Ridge at Summer Lake
on the Oregon Outback Scenic Byway

summer lake on the oregon outback scenic byway, an ancient alkaline lake, with hot springs, a wayside area dedicated to the explorer john fremont, summer lake wildlife area.

Residents of the area have told me that Bighorn Sheep can be seen on Winter Ridge in February. Sadly, I've never been in Summer Lake then. I think it's lovely anytime of the year. The above photograph was taken in July, but it was a July that followed a winter that lasted into May, bringing lots of snow, so it could look drier in a more normal year.

Forward ~ Summer Lake, the settler's school, on the
Oregon Outback Scenic Byway.

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Outback Scenic Byway

USFS: Deschutes Ochoco National Forest.

The Oregon Outback Scenic Byway where the beauty of the high desert unfolds, silence alight in delicate colors that alter with the slightest movement. Travel Directions and Scenery.

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summer lake on the oregon outback scenic byway.

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