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Birding McGee Canyon

Saturday 7:00 AM-2:00 PM
Trip# 319: Birding McGee Canyon
Description: McGee is a spectacular, colorful, metamorphic canyon with a strong creek running through it. The hike begins at about 8,000 feet in sagebrush where Brewer's Sparrow and Green-tailed Towhee are common. After a short climb, the trail passes water birch and aspen with side streams where birds and butterflies gather. The trail gradually climbs up into junipers and limber pines with Clark's Nutcracker and Townsend's Solitaire. Dippers are frequently seen on the creek. After a tricky creek crossing, the trail winds through hemlock and lodgepole to a shallow beaver pond. The hike is moderate with some stream crossings and a great variety of birds and plants. Bring a lunch. (est. driving miles: 80; hiking difficulty: moderate to strenuous)
Current Weather Conditions in Lee Vining:
Broken clouds, 69° (Feels Like: 67°)
Wind: ENE @ 4mph with 5mph gusts
Visibility: 10,000 ft
Forecast for Saturday June 17:
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Transportation: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
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