Synopsis Seeking an early spring, we head over to Eastern Washington for some warmth and the chance to see the return of the Sandhill Cranes. We spent out time exploring the area below the O'Sullivan Dam where we saw an impressive flock of Snow Goose, who were also traveling back north. The sky was full of them flying in formation when they took off of the reservoir. It was quite the spectacle and the noise.
On this trip, we also revisited the Hanford Reach by going to the more popular North slope trailhead. The trail follows the bluff northward along the Columbia River until it hits two sizable sand dunes. It was an interesting and beautiful area, but the south end of the bluffs seems to offer more in the way of nature and wildlife viewing.