Columbia River Gorge – Day 2 – Dalles Mountain Road

Monday, April 23, 2012

Balsamroot and lupine blooming in spring, Columbia Hills State Park, Klickitat County, Washington, USA

Balsamroot and lupine blooming in spring, Columbia Hills State Park, Klickitat County, Washington

The Dalles Mountain Road is in great shape for wildflowers.  Balsamroot and lupine are all in peak bloom.

The Road is a favorite April destination, providing “big sky” views across the Columbia River towards Mount Hood.  And, important for us photographers, the wildflowers and views are all protected and made accessible as a State Park.

Also sprouting up are dozens of wind turbines up on Haystack Butte and the surrounding mountaintops.

Balsamroot and wind turbines, Haystack Butte, Columbia Hills, Klickitat County, Washington, USA

Balsamroot and wind turbines, Haystack Butte, Columbia Hills, Klickitat County, Washington

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