We in Oregon are blessed to have the Columbia River as part of our geography. The river flows though massive basalt cliffs that rise cathedral-like above the river. Rowena provides one the best spring views of the river at the Tom McCall preserve which belongs to the Nature Conversancy. The yellow balsam root and other wildflowers, the wind, the silence make this a special place. Further west waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge draw the hiker/walker into places that one misses traveling the swiftly moving traffic of Interstate 84.
|Rowena, Tom McCall Preserve|
|Bridal Veil falls|
|Rowena, Tom McCall preserver|
|The Columbia river looking east from Rowena|
|Balsam root at Rowena|