I went for a Sunday drive today, up towards Cascade Pass on the Cascade River Road, east of Marblemount. I was hoping to get out in some backcountry snow but the road was gated 17 miles in, before it got high enough for any real snow. Great drive, just the same. The River Road had all sorts of old growth, right by the side of the road. I was hoping to see eagles on the way up, and they’re not here in droves yet, but I saw about fifteen. A few were in the river, feeding on steelhead, and then I saw a few pairs circling above. The picture above is of the Sedro-Woolley town Christmas tree.