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WNPS Field Trip: Plant ID at Chain Lakes Loop in Heather Meadows

Nature, Green/Environmental, Education

Our local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society invites you on a field trip to learn plant names on the Chain Lakes Loop Trail in beautiful Heather Meadows. Meet to carpool at the southeast corner of Sunset Square Safeway parking lot for an 8:00 am departure. This is a fall favorite with our group. We should see several species of late-blooming plants, ripe blueberries, picas, and perhaps marmots and mountain goats. On the way up we will drop a car at the Heather Meadows visitorís center for the return car shuttle. Our hike starts at Artist Point. After a mile we leave the Ptarmigan Ridge trail and descend into the Chain Lakes Basin. After passing three lakes we ascend to Hermann Saddle and drop down to the Bagley Lakes. Distance 6 miles, elevation gain 600 feet. Plant list on the WNPS website. Contact the phone number provided with any questions and to confirm. Look at our website for info on future meetings and trips at www.wnpskoma.org asrichardson5@gmail.com

Dates in your area:
Sunset Square Shopping Center
• Fri 9/13/19 at 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM