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 - DeRoux Creek-Gallagher Head Lake

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

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

To Be Arranged with Leader - Start Time will be approximately 9:30AM.

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. This hike will be easy and conducted at a naturalist pace which will allow us plenty of time to observe the beautiful flowers, conifers, shrubs, birds and occasional butterfly in this area.  We will stop for a leisurely lunch break. Distance traveled will be adjusted for member preferences but will be about 3-4 miles roundtrip.  We will have two leaders and an assistant leader allowing us plenty of flexibility.


DeRoux Creek-Gallagher Head Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide book, binoculars or  hand lens if desired, plant and conifer ID course material

day hiking gear, lunch, sunscreen, bug repellant, chocolate for the leader

Water 1 L minimum. This area can be hot.  No potable water is available.

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