East from Portland on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge, at the Dalles dam, Oregon, cross the Columbia River to Washington Hwy 14. One mile to the east look for the Dalles Mountain Ranch Road. the road winds up through a ranch that is now a Washington State Park, above Horsethief state Park
The hillside was a riot of Balsom Root and Lupine. There are fantastic views here down the Columbia river to Mount Hood.
At the Dalles Ranch State Park. This was at 5 am to catch the early light.