Friday, January 27, 2012

1/27/12 Update, Elk and Bald Eagles, Great Weather

This promises to be a perfect weekend for winter hiking and sightseeing. If you have been hanging back for ideal weather to shake off your cabin fever, this would be the weekend to visit. Today is just perfect and heading into the 60's, a nice mid-winter treat.

This morning there were two elk herds in Boxley Valley and there was a bald eagle at the mill pond. The mill pond has a lot of ducks right now, and the trumpeter swans were flying and landing. All of these are great subjects for photographers and wildlife watchers.

The waterfalls should be pretty good. We have had a lot of rain and it is still running off pretty well. The river is also running well and up for cold weather floating with a wet suit.

Today for the first time in quite a while I saw an outstanding white-winged crow. These birds are rare, but there is a great specimen right now around the 43/21 intersection.

Today's map is below:

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