With winter in full swing in the Gorge, chilly temperatures, snow, and rain are here and have settled in. But if you’re like us, wintry weather doesn’t keep you housebound– you bundle up, grab a travel mug of something warm and head out.
Winter also means bald eagles. Right now it’s almost impossible to not spot one along the Gorge, including at one of our favorite not-so-popular spots, Hess Park. We’ve seen plenty of wildlife at Hess and its nearby cousin Spearfish Park, including mule deer, great horned owls, woodpeckers, geese, and just today, a bald eagle:
Hess features a small pond that is usually quite protected from winds due to its sitting in a bowl, surrounded by land and trees. This can create a wonderful glassy surface rife with reflections:
Winter beauty awaits you, Gorge residents, so we hope to see you out there!