Escape to Virginia Lake


Early May. A cool and partly cloudy day. Time to return to Sauvie Island a few miles northwest of home.

I drove to the Virginia Lake Trailhead and followed the easy 2 ½ mile loop. It’s an interesting hike that travels around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake. A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater.

An osprey was sitting on its nest near the trailhead. Always a fine sight to see.

Osprey

Osprey

Multnomah Channel

Multnomah Channel

Pleasant stretch of the trail

Pleasant stretch of the trail

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Virginia Lake

Virginia Lake

Choke Cherries

Spring Blossoms

Spike Elk feeding in a field north of Carson

Spike Elk feeding in a field north of Carson

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

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