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Purple Flower Majesty

So I'm unsure what flower is pictured here but there were fields of it flanking both sides of the same gravel road that is in the photo below. This road extends 62 miles from one highway to another. The mountains are the one and only Steens. We had spent this morning soaking in the hot springs at Alvord Desert and then did some hiking just south of here up a creek canyon which juts into the mountainous terrain. The drive that followed north from the trailhead was roadtrip bliss.

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Taken on May 13, 2010