Saturday, August 4, 2012

Williamson River Trail Hike

This morning was my first day of leading a hike up the Williamson River Trail to the Williamson River Campground.  The first person to show up was a lady who had missed the part about a three hour hike and only had an hour to spare. But these two strong lads, Devin and Ben, showed up and we had a great hike.  My idea was that the emphasis would be just on hiking, and not spend any time birding.  But after only a half a mile a big bird flew past us, which on closer inspection turned out to be a Great Horned Owl!  A short distance more and a Great Blue Heron flew up into a nearby tree.  While we were looking at the heron an Osprey made a pass by, and next was a Red Tailed Hawk.  It felt like I was leading a hike at a Disney park where everything shows up on cue. We all had a great time and got a good work out on this five mile hike.


  1. A Great Horned Owl, how cool! Great planning ;)

  2. How neat for those young men! May turn them into birders for life. :-)

  3. Nothing like being at the right place, at the right time!