Steelhead is a Pacific North-West themed region, inspired by the history of the Oregon/Washington regions before they applied for statehood to the union.
There is quite a bit to see in this region. My five pictures here just barely give a taste of what you will find in Steelhead.
You will arrive at the train station, where you can pick up a notecard with information about the Steelhead community, a destination guide for the various builds around the sims, and also events listings. I was told by a community member that they have weekly dances and events that are open for visitors. There is a complete events listing at the Steelhead website.
Steelhead bills itself as a "light, optional roleplay" community, with public areas and residential areas as well. I came across a couple of parcels for rent, so if you're looking for a tight knit, historically themed community to be a part of, Steelhead might be right for you.
Or if you just want to visit, explorers and visitors are welcome to explore the many detailed builds and sites to see.
I love exploring roleplaying regions in Second Life, however I have come across some that are very strict in their rules for visitors. I can't imagine what the rules must be like for the roleplayers!
Steelhead did not feel like that at all. It felt welcoming, and the few community members I met were very encouraging and helpful.
Steelhead Shanghai was an interesting place to explore. It is currently under re-construction, however it still looks great and offers a new twist on the steampunk theme that I have not seen before.
The Steelhead regions are rated moderate. Again, there is a lot of things to see here and places to explore. Be sure to grab the notecards at the landing spot so you can get the full scoop on the history and roleplay. And if you like taking pictures, get your camera fingers ready!