Backroads in Oregon

Fort Rock Basin

We spent many days in Lake County. One of the most memorable is the Fort Rock area. Hard to believe that this basin was once the bottom of an ocean, and later, a huge land-bound lake. Now it is the Oregon High Desert with many geological features that demand time spent exploring.

The largest geological wonder there -Fort Rock- is a tribute to the land and a man that loved it. The setting sun reflected on the east side of the walls of Fort Rock from above our campsite. And a view of the same east wall photographed from inside during our hike the next morning.

Ironically, the video embedded below was aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting station only a few days before we rode onto the basin. We heard mention of Rub Long several times by the locals, with much respect and endearment.

I look forward to returning to that area.