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.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Meet at 7 AM at the 65th Stree Park and Ride on the Northside of 65th street, up under the I 5 overpass.  Or meet in the Teanaway, more information to follow.

this trip will not go all the way to Gallagher Head Lake.

Expect to spend a full day at this trip between the driving and the time hiking.

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

DeRoux Creek-Gallagher Head Lake


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring Washington Wildflower Search on your smartphone or tablet. guide book, day hiking gear, water, and a sun hat.  It can be hot and somewhat exposed on this field trip.

Trip Reports