Winter is a great time for bald eagle watching in Hood River as they are known to frequent the Balfour-Klickitat Trail on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. A universal access trail which is about 0.75-miles with a paved loop will have you spotting flocks of congregating eagles every winter. If you’ve never done bald eagle watching before and want to start while in Hood River, the following 3 tips will save you countless hours of time and frustrations.
You will not enjoy bald eagle watching without using decent binoculars. You have to be able to see and observe their interesting behavior and enjoy looking at the plumage with your naked eyes. Buy some binoculars, and make sure they are decent ones.
Get your inspiration sky high (Pun intended) by reading books and articles about bald eagle watching before you go on the actual trip. This will give you lots of information that you can enjoy confirming while on the actual trip.
You can download a guide onto your smartphone and quickly check through facts while on the go. Some guides include lots of pictures and audio recordings that will make your experience more educational. It could almost be like enjoying and playing a part in your mini-documentary. Guides will make your bald eagle watching much easier so find one that you like and download it.
Waterproof Hiking Boots and Shoes
Hiking Socks. Make sure that they are not cotton.
Hiking Pants. Convertible pants are the best. The kind that can turn into shorts if you need them to. They can be very convenient.
For a winter visit, please buy compression pants and shirts. They’ll help to keep you warm beneath your hiking clothes.
Breathable hiking shirts. Cotton is an enemy of hiking, whether in hot or cold weather, so again, No Cotton!
A winter jacket that does not hamper your movement is a great idea too.
Gloves are also good and you should go for the ones that will let you use your smartphone and camera.
Hats are good. You’ll need them whether it’s winter or summer.
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