Memaloose Hills Blacktail


In mid-winter I returned to the the Memaloose Hills for a three-mile hike.

The Oak-Savannah habitat is always a great location to photograph blacktail deer and to spot early wildflowers.

And sure enough, I spotted a baker’s dozen of deer feeding near the oak trees. And, three varieties of wildflowers were in bloom.

Only a few miles west of The Dalles, this is a fine place to visit when the winter rainstorms are soaking Portland.

Blacktail Deer on the run

Blacktail Deer on the leap

Columbia Desert Parsley

Columbia Desert Parsley

Lower Memaloose Hill

Lower Memaloose Hill

At least one Blacktail Deer spots me

At least one Blacktail Deer spots me

Grass WIdow

Grass Widow

Higher Memaloose Hill

Higher Memaloose Hill

Blacktail Deer on the run

Blacktail Deer on the run

Mature Ponderosa Pine

Mature Ponderosa Pine

Looking down the Columbia River

Looking down the Columbia River

The pleasant trail through the White Oaks

The pleasant trail through the Oak Savannah

Spotted by an alert Blacktail Deer

Spotted by an alert Blacktail Deer

Clouds beyond Memaloose Hills

Clouds beyond Memaloose Hills

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Columbia River Gorge HikesTags: , , ,

What's your opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: