The conifer and oak foothills bordering the Columbia River just outside of Mosier is some of the most beautiful landscape in Oregon. It is very rich in wildflowers due to it’s transition from western Oregon to the drier eastern Oregon. It is designated as Level III as 9 and 9c at Level IV.
I had my dog with me so we could not visit Tom McCall’s Preserve. And this is definitely the end of dog season throughout most of the grasslands. The Cheat Grass is so thick it literally takes hours to clean it out from between aBoo’s toes. She is just miserable and even sits down and refuses to go any further.