As we travel along the shores of the Columbia River, we watch as the shoreline changes, birds fly by, and islands come and go. Today we got to head to one of these islands and explore what we have been watching from the rail of the ship. Crow Butte is an island of beautiful sage brush, rolling hills, and blooming flowers that take your breath away. We headed to shore in Zodiacs to reach Crow Butte. We divided into small groups and chose from various hikes. For the next couple hours, we lost ourselves walking among the tall grasses and sage bushes. The sky was blue with drifting, billowy clouds. It was a perfect morning and such a peaceful experience here on the Columbia River.