Bean Creek Basin


Day Hike - Bean Creek Basin

This is a naturalist hike to a special ecoregion with a great diversity of flowers, birds and wildlife. We will focus on plant, bird and butterfly identification using charts, apps, books and experience. Priority is goven to students in the Introduction to the Natural World (INW) course and meets requirements for Field Trip-3. INW students should email me ahead of open registration. Additional spaces may be available and may be taken after the hike officially opens.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,500 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at 9 AM at a staging area (pullout) just past the Beverly Creek Campground.  There is a toilet available on the road by the campground.  Carpooling is encouraged.  

This is a hike in the mountains and as such be prepared for changes in weather and wear sturdy boots.  Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch.  Bring binoculars, hand lens if you have one and access to apps.  Lots to see and enjoy and learn on this hike.

We will be hiking all the way to the upper meadow.  It is a fantastic area.

There will be a follow up email to participants a few days before the trip.  


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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