Each fall our little town of Ridgway is blessed with the presence of these majestic travelers. The word is that these guys come down all the way from Alaska. Last week I spotted my first eagle taking a dive from his tree top pirch, into the cold waters of the Uncompahgre River. The river is teaming with another late fall traveler...salmon.
We know when the salmon show up the bald eagle's are soon to follow. Depending on the year, there can be around a dozen in the corridor of the Ridgway River Trail System. The trail system is a concrete walking path that leads from the Ridgway Town Park, all the way to the Ridgway Reservoir. Half way down is the new Dennis Weaver Memorial Park. The memorial park has a massive bald eagle monument at its heart.
This river walk is absolutley incredible. As you stroll quietly along with the majestic San Juan Mountain Range to the south, a couple of the USA's symbols pirched above, and the Uncompahgre River running by. In times like that I have to thank God that I am able to live in such an amazing place.