|That's Mt. Hood peeking over the hills on the right.|
It is located at the "Gateway to the Gorge", just at the entrance to the Columbia River Gorge. The east wind that comes through there is very strong on sunny days, so we prepared for the 50 mph gusts that were predicted. Because of the wind there weren't many people there.
|A Bald Eagle, Chris got the better photo with his phone camera|
I've mentioned that we keep going to Vancouver Lake hoping to see eagles. We were lucky at Steigerwald to see an eagle perched in a tree. Then later, he and a female eagle swooped over the water together.
We saw their display just after spotting a very large Blue Heron sitting on a log.
|Blue Heron, photo by Chris|
Some things were the same as our last visit, the gravel parking area still has rain garden plantings. Somethings were new, art had been added along the trail. I liked the bugs on the bridge railing.
Another piece was a milepost also informational with birds identified with photos. I like this because I'm not at all familiar with most bird species and we saw quite a few here.
Stiegerwald is a great place to visit, if you are nearby I would recommend it to anyone. There's parking and a restroom. The space is just huge with scenic vistas and Mt. Hood to the east. As you can see from these photos the trail is perfectly flat. Of course, we like to head back to Starbucks in Washougal afterward.
|Chris adding mythical creatures to the "Sightings" board.|