The slough does a good job of representing spring. There are baby swallows being fed by parents, baby bunnies, and spring wildflowers. The old resident eagles are always there. The are large and beautiful.
I met a photographer with the largest and longest lens I have ever seen. This is a popular place for ornithologists and bird watchers.
silverhair on Wiley Slough - Fir Island
Great shots Geezer! How long is this trail or time spent exploring? There doesn't seem to be any info on this.Seems like a lovely spot.
Thanks in advance.
silverhair on Jun 14, 2018 07:21 AM
geezerhiker on Wiley Slough - Fir Island
Take Interstate 5 to Exit 221, just south of Mount Vernon in Skagit County. Go west from the freeway and turn right on to Fir Island Road, following the sign for Conway/La Conner. In 1.8 miles, turn left onto Wylie Road and follow for 1 mile to a T-intersection and a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sign. Turn left and follow the signs to either of the two parking lots. You need a Discover Pass.
There are several trails that cover several miles. The best trail is to the right from the parking lot. Keep following the road/trail until it ends at the wetlands. There is another road that goes to the right at a bridge, but there is not as much to see on that road. I usually spend about two hours at the Slough.
geezerhiker on Jun 14, 2018 07:40 AM