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Mono's forgotten tributary: Water, wildlife & history of Dry Creek

Friday 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
Trip# 219: Mono's forgotten tributary: Water, wildlife & history of Dry Creek
Tags: low elevation < 8,000' high elevation > 8,000' multiple locations plants birds flowers butterflies history geology mammals
Description: 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).
Current Weather Conditions in Lee Vining:
Broken clouds, 69° (Feels Like: 67°)
Wind: ENE @ 4mph with 5mph gusts
Visibility: 10,000 ft
Forecast for Friday June 16:
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Transportation: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
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