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

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

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

65th Street Park and Ride 7 AM at the north end, under the Interstate

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

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

day hiking gear

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