Field Trip 3 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 3 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Bean Creek Basin

Field Trip 3 for Introduction to the Natural World Course- restricted to currently enrolled participants

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Meet at Beverly Creek Campground at large turnout just past campground.  Meeting time is 9:30am.

We will be identifying flowers, shrubs, and birds.  The mountains surrounding the North Fork of the Teanaway River have the reputation for sunny weather, even when it is raining in the Seattle.  Plus they offer acres of beautiful wildflower meadows, making this an ideal field trip site to practice wildflower identification.  You will see shooting stars, columbine, paintbrush, phlox, groundsels, penstemon, many shrubs, and at least nine kinds of trees. There may be a stream crossing, so be sure to bring hiking poles.

Directions:  Take I-90 east to Cle Elum.  Take exit 85 and travel east on highway 970.  In 6.5 miles, turn on to Teanaway River Road.  At milepost 13, pavement ends and the road splits.  Take road 9737 to Beverly Creek Campground.  Restroom is available at Beverly Creek Campground so stop there first.  Northwest Forest Pass is required at the trailheads, but not at the meeting point.

Route/Place

Bean Creek Basin



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Teanaway Butte

    USGS Mount Stuart

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please bring lunch, water, 10 essentials, class field guide, binoculars if you wish, and species list to keep track of what you see.

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