Memaloose Hills Wildflower Hike


It doesn’t happen often, but thanks to the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge I have a new hiking area.

The Memaloose Hills are west of Rowena Plateau, accessible from the Memaloose Overlook parking area.

Golden balsamroot, bright red paintbrush, purple lupine and fresh green grass covered the landscape.

Only a few miles east of Hood River, this is a fine place to enjoy an outing.

 

Lower Memaloose Hill from the Upper Hill

Lower Memaloose Hill from the Upper Hill

Swallowtail Butterfly

A beautiful Anise Swallowtail Butterfly

Chocolate Lilies

Chocolate Lilies

Bee enjoying a Balsamroot

Bumble Bee enjoying a Balsamroot

Balsamroots and Oak Trees

Balsamroots and Oak Trees

Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Butterfly

Duskywing Butterfly (a specialist on Oaks)

Larkspur

Larkspur

The trail crossing a small creek

The trail crossing a small creek

Big-head Clover

Big-head Clover

 

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