Rowena Plateau is a delight to visit and to explore in the Columbia River Gorge.
The area is a basalt mesa overlooking the Columbia River. Ice Age floods scoured the top of the plateau.
One can spot kolk lakes, depressions created by the floods, while enjoying the wildflowers on a 2 1/2 mile loop around the plateau.
As an added bonus, I spotted a couple of blacktail deer near the road while driving the short distance to Memaloose Hills.
While photographing them, they literally walked up to me. It made for high-quality shots, but I was on high alert. One should always be careful around wild animals.