We had hoped to get a good view of the Cascade Crest from the summit parking lot at Marys Peak, but we've already had a month of summery weather with little rain. Additionally, the humidity was headed up; as a result, the haze was nearly as bad as during our visit last summer. I could make out Hood and, barely, Jefferson, but photos were right out. So yesterday ended up being more bio than geo, but still, a good day.
water ouzel, or American dipper. This guy was hanging out along a stretch of stream at Alsea Falls, and while he moved around quite a bit, he wasn't leaving that stretch at all. I watched him for half an hour or more, mesmerized. Dana got some really nice video clips of his bobbing and feeding.
Photos unmodified. May 10, 2013. Locations will be specified when I post on these spots in more detail.
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