May at Memaloose Hills
Memaloose Hills is a panorama of wildflower-covered rolling hills, just along the Columbia River near Mosier, OR. I visited this area Wednesday 7 May 2014. The balsamroot seemed past its prime.
Despite that, they were still beautiful. There were plenty of other flowers, too.
The lupine was quite spectacular.
My favorite were the Bachelor’s Buttons.
The Columbia River Gorge is quite close, and it’s a beautiful view from the top of the hill.
It’s a short hike through the oak fields and up the nearest hill. I know on that a prior visit to this area, I hiked up and down another hill, with really no visible trail. I preferred–this time–to stick to a shorter and more sure-fire route.
The trees, breeze, quiet streams, grasses, and wildflowers make me remember why life is worth living.
I hope a late April or early May trip to Memaloose Hills is on the agenda for next year, too!