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Wiley Slough - Fir Island — Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

Puget Sound and Islands
Spring at the Slough

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.

Hungry mouths to feed
Get up here and eat your bugs
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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.


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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.

Happy trails,

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geezerhiker on Jun 14, 2018 07:40 AM