The only bird shot I got--a Western Bluebird.
We did the 2 mi. loop trail--steep uphill one way, then steep downhill coming back. Spectacular views, albeit cold and breezy on exposed sections of the trail.
The bird list:
This turned out to be the last hike of 2009. We were going to return the next day to explore a side canyon we'd spotted from up on the ridge, buy the next day it rained.
I'm looking forward to going back next weekend to explore this canyon! It is quite lovely here. If you visit, please help out the parks by parking in the pay spaces instead of outside. It's still the cheapest and best entertainment to be had!