Ever since college, Nick and I have been interested in taking a float trip down the Skagit River during “eagle season.” Starting in late fall, hundreds of eagles from as far away as Alaska converge on the river between Newhalem and Sedro-Woolley to feast on spawned out salmon. You can see plenty of them from riverside parks in Rockport, but the close up views are reserved for those hearty enough to brave the cold conditions on the water.
Nick and I booked our trip with Pacific NW Float Trips. (Tip: If you don’t have the budget for the whole trip, show up at Howard Miller Steelhead Park at around 10 a.m. They took plenty of people down a short section of the river for gratuity only.)
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