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Birds & burns

Saturday 7:00 AM-12:30 PM
Trip# 321: Birds & burns
Description: Join this field trip for an interpretive journey through one of the Eastern Sierra's most under-appreciated ecosystems and an introduction to local forest ecology, including the critical role of fire and the keystone roles of forest-dwelling woodpeckers. Wandering through blackened columns left by lightning-caused fires, we'll discover a new world of wildflowers, sprouting shrubs, and once-proud pines fast becoming homes for Black-backed and Hairy woodpeckers and a whole suite of other cavity-dwellers. Expect several moderate meanders for a total of approximately three miles. (est. driving miles: 50; hiking difficulty: moderate to strenuous)
Current Weather Conditions in Lee Vining:
Broken clouds, 70° (Feels Like: 68°)
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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