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

This will be a naturalist hike focused on identifying trees, ferns, wildflowers, and birds. Students will receive a taste of the drying forests found on the eastside of the Cascade Crest. The pace will be slow as we closely at nature.

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

TBD.  More information forthcoming.  The leaders will be camping the night before in the Teanaway.

The pace will be slow as we stop often to look at trees and flowers. Expect to spend a full day at this trip between the driving and the time hiking.  


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

Bring your smart phone or tablet with the wildflower search app and the PNW tree app. The various charts from class could also be useful. It can be very hot in the Teanaway with a fair bit of sun exposure, so bring adequate water and don't forget a sun hat.

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