Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Wasco Walk - Part One

On Saturday, April 20th my sister, mom, and I took a road trip.

We drove 190 miles to the north and east to the Tom McCall Preserve near Mosier, Oregon.

This amazing place abuts the southern edge of the Columbia Gorge.
This is looking north across the Columbia River to the north side on Washington State. 

Mountains everywhere...
Mt Adams

But the true reason to go in April is to take in the amazing displays of Arrowleaf  Balsamroot.
My sister did a 3 mile hike (up the bluffs), and my mom and I did a 2.5 mile hike that was not as vertically challenging. 

There were lots and lots of wildflowers.

A wild parsley of some sort.

A new wildflower for me.
Large-Flower Triteia

And always one was aware of the past volcanic activity.
Layers and layers and layers of balsalt.

The Mighty Columbia River


More Balsamroot

Mt Hood

Stay tuned for Part Two!

1 comment:

Robin in Virginia said...

What wonderful pictures you shared, Beth! You had a gorgeous day for your walk.