My plan was to enjoy a beautiful early autumn hike in the Indian Heaven Wilderness. But, two miles from the Junction Lake Trailhead the access road was closed. Who knows why – – – maybe a landslide.
Since there wasn’t any alternative trailheads close by, I decided to take a drive to Glenwood and look for some photo opportunities.
On the way I spotted a ruffed grouse near the road. It allowed me to take a few photos before flying off.
Mt. Adams dominated the skyline showing off its bright white fresh snow. In a few more weeks the aspen leaves will have turned golden setting up some nice framed photos of Mt. Adams.
The next day as I was leaving home two young blacktail bucks were wandering down the street. I guess you don’t always have to go to the wilderness to spot wild animals.
We had a visit from two moose in Wenatchee a couple of weeks ago. Happens occasionally but Deer are frequent visitors.
Two moose! Amazing! When I grew up in Wenatchee, before moving to the Okanogan, the nearest moose was a long ways off. By the way, are whitetail deer moving in or are they still all mule deer?
Wow! Those huckleberry bushes are eye-poppingly beautiful. We also have ruffed grouse wandering around — I heard them once described as a lunchbox on legs. They do tend to think that if they stop moving they’re invisible. Fine if you’re in the bush — not so good if you’re on the road. 🙂
They are not quite as tasty as blue grouse, but I’ve enjoyed the taste of many of them over a campfire in the fall.