The second half of Patricia’s spring photography trip landed us in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. We setup the RV at Memaloose SP east of Hood River as base camp.
Site B-17 Memaloose State Park
First day’s excursion involved going our separate ways until late afternoon.
Patricia went with photog friend Perri to Metlako Falls along Eagle Creek near Cascade Locks. I would meet up with them later in the day at Rowena Crest.
I decided to geocache a portion of a “power trail” (many, many geocaches packed as tightly as permissible along a road or path) located south out of the small community of Mosier. This power trail had over 100 caches but I stopped at thirteen. It was getting boring, some I couldn’t find and picking up two ticks at #13 was the last straw!
Returned to camp to relax and eat some lunch. Even took a short nap.
Patricia and Perri were in the area scouting the Rowena Crest scene so I decided to go hunt a couple of caches near them. Map of the caching day:
Geocaching near Mosier and Rowena Crest
Day two excursion posted separately.
Day three: After a fantastic breakfast in Hood River at Bette’s Place, we took a drive east to scout photo ops on the Dalles Mountain Ranch within Washington State’s Columbia Hills State Park. After poking around the abandoned ranch with its assortment of old farming equipment, we continued east on Dalles Mountain Road as suggested in a cool local tourism book titled Curious Gorge by Scott Cook. This tour took us east to Highway 97 then south to Maryhill, crossing back to Oregon at The Dalles completing the loop.
New Fav Breakfast – Grilled Chicken/Mushroom Scramble with Hollandaise and potatoes at Bette’s Place in Hood River, OR
Final Day: Sunrise photo shoot at Rowena Crest. While all the photogs gathered at the edge of the plateau to capture the big river to the east with the popular native Arrowleaf Balsamroot in the foreground, I hiked a short portion of the trail up to McCall Point from the Rowena Crest trail head hunting a multi-staged geocache called McCall Point.
Group of Photogs on the Rowena Plateau at sunrise
Group of Photogs returning from sunset session on Dalles Mtn. Ranch
So if a group of elk are called a herd and a group of whales called a pod and a group of birds called a flock……what are a group of photographers called? A clique? Click?