Columbia Gorge Super Bloom
This year here in Oregon we've had quite a fair bit of rain, probably a little more than average. However, starting from late April, an unusually long and warm stretch of sunny weather has really made spring come alive. I heard that there was a bit of a superbloom happening in the gorge this year, so set off to see what I could find. I was not disappointed at all! I had never seen so many wildflowers here in OR/WA, spent several hours in an evening and early morning at Columbia Hills State Park, just across on the Washington side from the Dalles. Managed to find a great spot I'd seen pictures of, where an old rusting car sits on the side of a hill in the middle of a whole field of flowers! The second day I also hiked McCall Point, near Mosier on the Oregon side. This hike was so green, lush, and brimming with flowers, backed by views of the gorge, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood -- I literally felt like I was walking through a fairy tale! Definitely one of my favorite hikes ever in Oregon, though best to start early -- it gets quite crowded!