Continuing on the Vedder Rotary Trail – part 2

While I was on the bridge, I looked up and saw these 2 Swans flying by.

Once I crossed the bridge I noticed that there is a trail going the opposite direction that I expected. I also saw that there is a bridge down there within sight. I then realized that I crossed the wrong bridge. There is a trail on both sides of the river to do that loop.
It doesn’t look very far, but by that time I had walked quite a bit. My total for the day by the time I got home was 18,927 steps or 7.94 miles or 12.79 km. My normal steps for a day is between 12,000 & 15,000 – but at this point I had only walked 1/2 or 9,463 steps ( and still had to walk back to my car.)
I don’t think I could ever take too many photos of the beautiful mountains. I can’t get enough of them.
Then I was back on the familiar trails in the Heron Reserve.
I’m not sure if this is a young Bald Eagle or a Hawk
I still had to look for a Great Blue Heron in the reserve and there he (or she) was. 🙂
I almost forgot the huge (& very noisy) flock of Canada Geese that flew overhead. There were a lot more than what I managed to get into this photo.

6 thoughts on “Continuing on the Vedder Rotary Trail – part 2

  1. We only have one blue heron in the area, and I never know where he is going to turn up! The pair of red-tailed hawks are all around here, though. I’m not seeing any other birds, since they are on the hawks’ menu, but the crows are still going crazy!

    I would have tried to catch you on the Portugal trail, but that was the one I finished just before the CDT! Over on the Colorado Trail now, and just came across one of your comments! Ryan is in Europe, but I have not been on to his other website to see if there is any news on his status there. Night owl that I am, I send him a note at 3:00 in the morning, and he answers immediately!

    I have to head back up north again to take care of Mom. Hope all is well over there on the West Coast. Things are about to get very strange with the weather here! Stay safe! Cheers, Tim George, AKA Stumblebum


    1. I’m so excited to be able to see all the Heron nests occupied. Until moving west, sightings of Herons have been few & far between, so I’m loving how the Herons here are so comfortable with people nearby. I have a lot of zoom on my camera, but he (or she) doesn’t seem to mind when people get quite close.

      I’ll be finished this trail in a little over a week and will maybe join the Colorado trail and see if I can catch up to you.

      If anyone is interested in what we are talking about here – we are both using our actual steps to walk virtually on trails throughout the USA and other parts of the world. It is called Walking4Fun. There is no charge to use it – you just enter your steps or mileage into your page and you can see the photos that Ryan took when he was actually walking it.


      1. Egad! I forgot I was publishing to a public square! I hope I’ve been well behaved!

        With the hawks out there, none of the little birds is/are safe. Hope they haven’t been keeping the heron away!

        I thought you were on the Portugal pilgrimage trail, way ahead of me when I finally finished the CDT. Now I have to head north again to take care of Mom, so my numbers will drop, the same circumstances that cost me my place in the pack with you, IPA Ray, and Marymac on the CDT! I got within 50 miles of you last time before pulling up lame bigly. We’ll see how it goes this time! You might pass me in a week … and catch up with Marymac!

        I sent Ryan a check, and he was good enough to activate me on the honor system, as he’s in Europe! Blazing a new trail for us, one hopes?

        Time to prep for the run north tomorrow. Snow in the evening forecast! Too many years out of the snow, and now I’m back on rear-wheel drive! Wish me luck! Cheers, Stumblebum


  2. I’m glad you decided to join the premium level on Walking 4 Fun Stumblebum. It doesn’t cost much and it helps Ryan keep making for trails for us. I hope your Mom is doing better soon. I know how hard it is to go through this – it is just a little over 2 years ago that I lost my Mom. It still feels strange that I can’t pick up the phone and give her a call. Hope your visit goes well – good luck!


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