Early Springtime at Virginia Lake

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Sauvie Island

On a nice day in early April we drove to Sauvie Island, stopping at the Virginia Lake Trailhead. It’s always an interesting hike, going around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake.


In the summer the lake mostly dries up and turns into a large grassy meadow.

A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater.

A fun morning indeed.

Multnomah Channel

Oregon Grape, Indian Plum and Stream Violet

Nice stretch of trail

Virginia Lake

Ducks enjoying a calm morning

Bald Eagle (not a poser)






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