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  • Framed
    On Tuesday morning, I was told we were doing a story on the opening of the trail system that day in the foothills of Wenatchee. I headed up as soon as I could, trying to use the early morning light and catch the first people on the trail. It happened that I ended up following a caravan of four other cars up the winding dirt road to the Sage Hills trail. At the trailhead, I found out that the people in the cars were staff of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and they were there to open up the trail. I was happy to get this moment as the cable wraps around Hanne Beener's head, framing it it perfectly.
  • Sign of spring
    And on Wednesday, I headed to Walla Walla Point Park, also in the early morning, to find signs of spring. First thing I saw was some PUD workers setting out fencing for the baseball fields. Then, along the trail, two small birds sat in a leafing tree, letting me get pretty close. At the office I looked up the kind of bird they were and found out they do migrate and show up in the area sometime in March. The information was verified by a few contacts we have to local birders.
  • Buried
    And on Wednesday, I headed to Walla Walla Point Park, also in the early morning, to find signs of spring. Along the trail, two small birds sat in a leafing tree, letting me get pretty close. At the office I looked up the kind of bird they were and found out they do migrate and show up in the area sometime in March. The information was verified by a few contacts we have to local birders.
  • Sand play
    Also on Wendesday afternoon, I was looking for a photograph to fill Friday's paper, knowing that both Mike Bonnicksen and I would be busy on Thursday working on longer term projects. I saw the Busjahn family playing on a spit of beach that has been exposed due to the Columbia River drawdown. After waiting, camera ready, Josh Busjahn buried the legs of his son, Rylan, 1, Wenatchee, in the sand and I knew I had something fun. It's nice to have spring come back to the valley.
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    Marcia Fall, WVC CAMP director
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    (Photo provided/Susan Ballinger) Mule deer travel on Saddle Rock in mid-March.