Late Spring in Tygh Valley


Tygh (rhymes with high) Valley lies at 1,000 feet east of the Badger Creek Wilderness. In the spring when all the hillsides are green it’s an especially interesting area to visit.

On the Memorial Day weekend I parked in a pretty area above the valley. It looked like it would be a good place to spot mule deer.

And, over the next couple of hours I spotted many mule deer, including some bucks beginning to grow their new antlers.

Many of the does were obviously pregnant. Soon I will be spotting little fawns.

Open country, sunshine, green grasses, wildflowers in bloom and many deer to see. Does life get much better?

Mule Deer Buck growing new antlers

Mule Deer Buck growing new antlers

Tygh Valley

Tygh Valley (I forgot to see if the saloon was open)

Wind blowing the snow above the Eliot Glacier on Mt. Hood

Wind blowing snow above the Eliot Glacier on Mt. Hood

Obviously pregnant (twins?) Mule Deer Doe

An alert Mule Deer Doe

Travelers enjoying the open spaces of Central Oregon

Travelers enjoying the open spaces of Central Oregon

Mule Deer Doe moving away

Mule Deer Doe moving away

Mt. Hood from ridge above Tygh Valley

Mt. Hood from ridge above Tygh Valley

Mule Deer Buck on the move

Mule Deer Buck on the move among the Ponderosa Pines

 

 

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