About the Catlow Rim
In southeastern Oregon, a fault block rose about 15 million years ago, keeping the Great Basin rains from reaching its eastern side, forming a vast dry playa now called the Alvord Desert. The natives of the region called it the White Mountain, but settlers later renamed it Steens Mountain. On its western flank, a rim of rock rises several hundred feet and runs south many miles, dividing the Donner und Blitzen River drainage from the Catlow Valley grasslands to the west. This is the Catlow Rim, for which Catlow Communications is named.
The area from Hart Mountain to the west to Steens Mountain, is a wild land, one of my places of pilgrimage, to explore and discover.