We had fun playing in the slushy snow and looking at eagles today. Despite a fine drizzle it was a nice day to be out — cold but not frigid. Snow makes everything so much more festive. The roads are clear and the temperatures are forecast to remain above freezing so ice should not be an issue on Sunday. However, there were slush patches on the roads and slower than usual driving is definitely called for!
From land, Milepost 100 was a hotspot today, with several bald eagles nearby most of the time. Boaters I talked to saw 50-80 eagles on their float trips.
These are outfitters who can take you on the river – gather friends and family and give them a call. Rafting and Boating Guides
Sunday the 22nd :
Go Seahawks!! Yes we will be out there on the Skagit. Rockport State Park Forest Walks, Eagle Watcher Stations, Marblemount Hatchery Tours and the Bald Eagle Interpretive Center are all available for free from 10-3. The eagle interpretive center at Howard Miller Park stays open till 4 in case you need to come in and get warmed up.
A hike down Clark Creek Trail at the Marblemount Hatchery yielded sightings of mergansers, goldeneyes, heron, redtail hawk and gulls, plus spawning Coho!
The shortest day of the year is through and now we can look to the light.