Hey Mark - Unfortunately, that was where I had to turn around, hit that gate and then found another one on the other side. I waited around for a bit to see if someone might be around so I could ask permission, but nada. That's when I back-tracked to Fields to ask if they had intel on a way to get up to the Steens without slabbing a long way (and then the flats ensued...so I never had the chance). I didn't see an approach north of the Alvord hot springs, at least one that was on forest land that should be open to us. If you find one, I'd be very interested - still bummed I didn't get a chance to get up on top of the Steens and explore.