Mule Deer in the Snow


Early winter on the eastern side of the Cascades is like a world apart from the Portland area.

I especially enjoy the south-facing slopes of the lower foothills. Many times the snow has melted (or blown off) the exposed areas.

Mule deer are commonly spotted due to the easy access to food, and the warmth from the midday sun.

Smaller birds, elk and coyotes are often seen too.

I’m always rejuvenated after spending a few hours with the deer.

Happy New Year!

A Mule Deer that has been feeding well

A Mule Deer that has been feeding well

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood

Mule Deer enjoying a tasty treat

Mule Deer enjoying a tasty treat

The road to The Dalles Mountain Ranch

The road to The Dalles Mountain Ranch

Frozen fog

Frozen fog and powdery snow

Mule Deer heaven in the winter

Mule Deer heaven in the wintertime

Mule Deer tracks in the powdery snow

Mule Deer tracks in the powdery snow

Yearling Mule Deer

Yearling Mule Deer

Cooper Spur on Mt. Hood

Cooper Spur on Mt. Hood

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful! I hiked to the top of Staker Butte a couple days ago. No breeze, clear skies, and the views of Mt Adams and Mt Hood were amazing.

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