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.