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 - Esmeralda Basin & Fortune Creek Pass

Teanaway River area. We will be identifying the flowers, shrubs, and birds that inhabit the east slopes of the Cascades

Info
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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft

Meet at 9 am ready to go at the turnout just past Beverly Creek Campground.  We will divide there into groups to go to individual trailheads.  Expect to return to the turnout at about 3 pm.  Restrooms are located at the campground. 

2-4 miles round trip

The mountains surrounding the North Fork of the Teanaway River are often sunny when it is raining in Seattle. Plus they offer acres of beautiful wildflower meadows, making this an ideal field trip destination to practice wildflower identification. Also, many shrubs and at least nine kinds of trees are present. After this field trip you may identify these species and more:

1. Jeffrey’s Shooting Star
2. Carpenter Ant
3. Pale Tiger Swallowtail
4. Spreading Phlox
5. Ponderosa Pine
6. Western Serviceberry
7. Spreading Stonecrop
8. Western Tanager
9. Yellow-rumped Warbler
10. Common Witch’s Hair
11. Engelmann Spruce
12. Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Route/Place

Esmeralda Basin



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

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide book, binoculars and hand lens if you have them

10 essentials including 2 or more liters of water if the forecast is for hot weather

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