Columbia Hills Wildflowers

The balsam root and lupine wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge were remarkable this year. High winds turned my first visit into just a scouting trip. So I watched the weather forecasts and returned two days later when low winds were predicted. Other than the fact that the view of Mt. Hood was obscured, the conditions […]

Canyon Creek Meadows & Three Finger Jack

Canyon Creek Meadows, at the eastern foot of Three Finger Jack in Central Oregon, often has one of the best wildflower displays in the Oregon Cascades; and every year I attempt to catch its peak during late July. I knew that it would be early this year but never dreamed that it would be the […]

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