Memaloose Hills on a cold and foggy day


Rain storm after rain storm moving through the Portland area. I felt like I should be growing webs between my toes.

For a change of pace I drove to the east side of the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier.

The Oak-Savannah habitat in the Memaloose Hills was my destination. My aspirations were to stay dry, hike a few miles and possibly photograph some blacktail deer.

The good news was the spotting of a few deer. The bad news was the heavy fog, freezing rain and slippery footing.

None the less, it made for a nice outing.

Blacktail Deer

Blacktail Deer

Frozen trail leading through the White Oak trees

Frozen trail leading through the White Oak trees

Balsamroot (come spring the stems will be loaded with pretty sunflowers)

Balsamroot (come spring the stems will be loaded with pretty sunflowers)

My hiking poles leaning against a White Oak tree

My hiking poles leaning against a White Oak tree

Young Blacktail Deer

Young Blacktail Deer

Frozen pond along the trail

Frozen pond along the trail

Frzen trail leading to top of one of the Memaloose Hills

Frozen trail leading to top of the northern Memaloose Hill

Ponderosa Pine needles

Ponderosa Pine needles

 

 

 

 

 

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