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.