MDAS Field Trip — Yuba Pass (2-day outing)
June 11 @ 7:00 am - June 12 @ 1:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, 7 AM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday
Leaders: Hugh and Rosita Harvey
This is always a productive and well-favored weekend trip to the northern Sierra which requires driving and walking, some of it over rough terrain. Saturday we will bird in the Sierra Valley for basin birds. Sunday we will be birding in the Yuba Pass area for mountain birds.
Rating: Category 2–Walking at high elevation
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Hugh and Rosita Harvey, 925-935-2979
Meet: Yuba Pass parking lot at top of Hwy 49
Directions: Yuba Pass is located at 6700 feet of elevation and a popular place to see many species of California’s mountain birds. It is north of Truckee on Hwy 49, between Sierraville and Sierra City. Saturday we will bird around the Sierra Valley, Sunday we will be in the mountains.
Campgrounds are closed except for possibly Sardine Lake. Hotels are: Sierra PInes Resort (530-862-1151), this is the largest accommodation in Sierra City; The Buttes Resort (530-862-1170); Bassetts Station (530-862-1297); Yuba River Inn (530-862-1122). Best to make reservations early.
This field trip will be limited to 15 participants. Register for this event HERE starting on 4/24. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).
(Cassin’s Finch photo by Jerry Britten)