Columbia Hills Waterfall

Columbia Hills Waterfall

Fivemile Creek is a small creek trickling down the Columbia Hills. This scene captures Fivemile Creek trickling over the basalt rocks in Columbia Hills State Park as it flows past Dalles Mountain Road to the Columbia River.

My original plan for today was to photograph scenes at McCall Wildlife Preserve in Rowena, located across the Columbia River. After arriving at Rowena Crest, I was greeted with several large hiking groups exploring the area. I don’t mind a few people straying into my shots, but I was not looking forward to having crowds appear in my shot.