Alvord: Big Sand Gap + Alvord camping

  • Date:
    2015/10/04 to 2015/10/05
    Car-to-car:
    15 hours 41 minutes
    Trip type:
    hike
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  • Day 1

  • Our trailhead, on the east side of the Alvord Desert.
    Our trailhead, on the east side of the Alvord Desert.
  •  At Big Sand Gap Spring.
    At Big Sand Gap Spring.
  • Following the wild horse trail that ends at Big Sand Gap Spring.
    Following the wild horse trail that ends at Big Sand Gap Spring.
  • Big Sand Gap visible in the distance.
    Big Sand Gap visible in the distance.
  • Alkali deposits
    Alkali deposits
  • The guide book did say that the trail from the spring to the gap was made by wild horses.
    The guide book did say that the trail from the spring to the gap was made by wild horses.
  • The high point on the south side of Big Sand Gap.
    The high point on the south side of Big Sand Gap.
  • Looking out at the Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain.
    Looking out at the Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain.
  • Looking east of Big Sand Gap.
    Looking east of Big Sand Gap.
  • Russian Thistle
    Russian Thistle
  • Steens Mountain in the distance.
    Steens Mountain in the distance.
  • What is this?
    What is this?
  • Our camp, in the middle of the Alvord Desert.
    Our camp, in the middle of the Alvord Desert.
  • Day 2

  • Steens Mountain from the Alvord Desert.
    Steens Mountain from the Alvord Desert.

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