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219 Mono's forgotten tributary: Water, wildlife & history of Dry Creek
low elevation < 8,000' high elevation > 8,000' multiple locations plants birds flowers butterflies history geology mammals
East of Mono Lake's well-traveled tributaries, a mysterious creek sometimes flows north out from the world's largest Jeffrey pine forest down (literally) into bitterbrush and sand flats. This trip will explore the unique and rarely traveled canyon formed by Dry Creek--an ephemeral stream rolling gently down the northwest slope of the Glass Mountains. With a couple of short strolls (less than one mile each) on and off forest dirt roads, we'll take a holistic journey through the natural and cultural history of old-growth Jeffrey pines, young lodgepole forests, and shimmering aspen groves accompanied by the incidental music of this hidden stream. We'll probably see a diverse passel of birdies, too. Please bring water and a snack; expect 45 miles of stunningly scenic round trip driving. (est. driving miles: 45; hiking difficulty: easy to moderate).
Guide/Speaker: Paul McFarland
Fee: $0.00
Transportation Type: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
Trip Type: Field Trip
Day: Friday
Start Time: 7:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Meeting Venue Location
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining CA 93541
Venue Location
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining CA 93541
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