According to Emmett Ranger Dist this a.m., Sagehen Res is closed until 8/31 for logging ops. We keep hiking the hills around it and other than a (lucky) brief windy day in early May, looks like we won't have access to the trail until fall.
And speaking of birds, some of the local home haircuts around here, including the frightening one in my mirror, are starting to resemble horned larks... minus the cute factor.
Joyous July birding to all,
Emmett, the east side