I'm going down to Klamath Falls in the middle of next month for a project. I thought that I'd swing back through far SE Oregon on my way back - simply because I've never been there and I've always been curious about this area. Any suggestions on where I should visit (or avoid)? In general, I'm thinking about heading east toward Lakeview. From there, I could go north up through Chandler Park toward Burns on 395. However, I feel like I'd be missing a huge chunk of the area if I cut north this early. Another possibility is to continue east on 140 over to Denio and head up north on 205 to Burns. This would take me through Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which is appealing. There are also a few scenic loops along this stretch - the Diamond Loop and another around the Pueblo Mountains. However, I'm not at all sure what condition these are in, how complicated they are to navigate, etc. A third option would be to push over to Jordan Valley somehow - not certain how I'd do this. It looks like I'd either have to cut over before Malheur NWR on a bunch of local roads (I'm unsure about road conditions & directions) to 78 OR go up to Burns and drop back down 78 and over OR drive all the way down to Pardise Hill and up from there (a long way to go). If I end-up in Burns, I'd probably just drive straight up to Pendelton along 395 and back to Seattle via 84/82/90. If I go to Jordan Valley, I'd likely cut north from there up to 84 someplace (not sure where's best to come out). I've got maybe two solid days to explore this area, then I need to get driving home. Any thoughts are welcome - thanks!