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 - Iron Bear

Blewett Pass area. We will be identifying the flowers, shrubs, and birds that inhabit the east slopes of the Cascades. Expect to spend a full day at this trip between the driving and the time hiking.

Info
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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

Meet 9am at Iron Bear trailhead. No parking pass is required. I will plan to email participants a few days before the trip. 

The mountains surrounding the North Fork of the Teanaway River and Blewett Pass 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

Iron Bear & Miller Peak



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

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    Green Trails Liberty No. 210

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Liberty

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    USGS Blewett
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

guide book

day hiking gear

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