The area from Mosier to the Rowena Plateau is a fun place to visit and explore.
It is located in the east side of the Columbia River Gorge. Ice Age floods scoured much of the area, leaving thin soil and much oak savannah habitat.
In mid-winter of 2015 it was a joy to hike and take photos of the spring-like flora and fauna. Wildflowers had begun to bloom and blacktail deer were browsing on the new grass and buds.
Winter doldrums are almost now extinct.