Trail & Award
ASC STEENS MTN. FIELD TRIP
******* We may have to cancel this trip because of fires and the influence of fires on the Malheur Field Station. I will keep abreast of the situation and keep you posted.
August 16-19, 2012
- Meeting: Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 a.m.
Benton County Fairgrounds, 53rd St. Corvallis.
- Transport: 12-passenger vans from Enterprise (+?)
- Binoculars (& scope, if you have one)
- Camera (optional)
- Protection for sun - sunhat, sunscreen
- Walking shoes
- Swim suit (Hunterís resort has a hot springs pool, 104ļF.)
- Insect repellent
- Meals: It is not known yet whether MFS will have its kitchen operating. When it is known, you will get an update. For now, a lunch for Day 1 is necessary. Hunterís Lodge has a restaurant where we will eat dinner on Day 3 and have breakfast on Day 4. Lunchof Day 4 will be at Crater Lake NP. They have a cafe.
- Itinerary (tentative):
- Thursday: We take the quick route to Malheur: Santiam Pass, Sisters, Bend, Burns, and MFS - making a few stops, but planning to get to the refuge in time to take advantage of the peak of the shorebird migration.
- Friday: The Steens Mountain loop, anti-clockwise. We will stop at Page Springs CG, then head south to the loop road. At the top, there will be wildflowers, butterflies, and - hopefully - Black Rosy Finches.
- Saturday: Frenchglen, then a 40-mile long dusty dirt road to Hart Mountain (look for Sage Grouse). Hart Mountain, Warner Valley, then in to Lakeview.
- Sunday: Bullard Creek, Sprague River Hwy, Chiloquin, Crater Lake NP, N Umpqua Hwy, Corvallis
- Return: 7-8 p.m. (1900-2000) on Sunday, 19 August
- Cost: Van costs will be ~ $125 per person, but are dependent on gas prices. Lodging at MFS and some meals will be paid as a group. Group costs will be totaled after the trip and bills send on email.
- Fred Ramsey: firstname.lastname@example.org 541-753-3677