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MDAS Field Trip—Los Banos/Panoche Valley
February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 3:00 pmFree
Los Banos/Panoche Valley
Saturday/Sunday, February 26-27, two full days
Leaders: Beth Branthaver and Hugh Harvey
On Saturday this trip takes us through marshy areas of the Central Valley, where we should see large numbers of waterfowl, raptors and waders. Sunday will be a visit to the Panoche Valley, which may have more raptors and other birds. An overnight stay in Los Banos will be required. Participants need lunch for both days. No communal dinner is being planned for Saturday.
Rating: Category 1-Easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leaders: Beth Branthaver, 510-502-4860, Hugh Harvey, 925-935-2979, please call to confirm
Directions: Meet at McDonald’s in Gustine at 8 AM. Drive south on I-5 to Hwy 140, Exit 418. Turn left and drive 3-1/2 miles to the intersection with Hwy 33. Turn left, drive into Gustine and look for the restaurant and Chevron station on the left. Lodging in Los Banos includes Best Western Executive Inn 209-827-0954, Los Banos Days Inn 209-826-9690, Vagabond Inn Executive Los Banos 209-427-4677.
This field trip is limited to 10 participants. Register for this event HERE. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).