An Island within an Island

Oak Island is located in the middle of Sturgeon Lake which is enclosed within Sauvie Island, about 15 crow-flying miles northwest of Portland.  A dirt road leads across a dike providing access to the trailhead.

A three-mile trail meanders around the northern perimeter of the Island. Before reaching the end of the Island, I spotted a bald eagle sitting on a huge old nest located in the top of a tall oak tree. It never left the nest so the photo opportunities were few. Soon both eagles will be working hard to find food for their young. Continuing the hike, I spotted white pelicans and several varieties of song birds along the trail.  A muddy, sort of blah day, but still nice to be out in nature.

White Pelicans

Camas Lily

Rain and mud at the trailhead

Red Dead-nettle

Pleasant but muddy trail

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