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Day Hike - Mima Mounds

Only open to registration for enrolled students of the 2019 Intro to the Natural World course from April 3 to April 10. After that, all others may register. Come hike this fascinating prairie, looking for spring flowers and birds.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10 ft

Meet at 7:00 AM at the 65th street Park and Ride, just north of 65th street, up under the I 5 overpass. Go to the far north edge. Or meet at 8:30 AM at the parking lot in Mia Mounds Preserve.

This will be a naturalist hike so we will go slow, concentration on identifying flowers, looking for birds, and studying the interesting geology of this prairie habitat. 


Mima Mounds

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring Washington Wildflower Search and Merlin apps on your smartphone.


The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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