Zach Collier: I've had several attempts to visit the Steens Mountains thwarted by closed gates and snow. To learn more about Wildhorse and Kiger Creeks I decided to go in September to avoid any problems.
I first visited Wildhorse Creek and had a great view of Wildhorse Canyon and Wildhorse lake from the top of Steens Mountain. After that I drove over to Kiger Creek and scrambled down into it's watershed. While hiking off the trail I stumbled across this patch of snow. This canyons was famously carved by ice age glaciers so I wondered if this snow was a fluke or the last remnant of an ancient glacier.