To Sunday 25 June 2017
Leaders: Pat & Phil Gordon
Join us as we return to the high Sierras for our annual birding trip. We plan to use campsites at Caples Lake Campground in the El Dorado National Forest directly off Hwy 88 (if free from snow!) These are first-come-first-served sites, so the earlier the better. Mountain forest species - flycatchers, woodpeckers and warblers, many of them Neotropical migrants - will be in various stages of nesting. We plan to visit several lakes, streams, and wet meadows along the way. Flowers should be abundant; they will be sought and appreciated.
To reach Caples Lake (formerly called Twin Lakes) follow Hwy 580 onto Hwy 205 (past Tracy) to Hwy 5 (short stay) onto Hwy 120 to Hwy 99 north. Take Hwy 88 east at the Waterloo turnoff and head for Jackson. Caples Lake Campground is 60 miles on a good highway from Jackson, beyond Silver Lake and Kirkwood Meadows. The campground is across the road from the Caples Lake Lodge in front of which we will meet both mornings. Other forest campgrounds in the area are at Woods Lake and Silver Lake.
Non-campers may find accommodations at Caples Lake Lodge, Sorenson's Lodge in Hope Valley, Kay’s Resort near Silver Lake, Kit Carson Lodge, and Kirkwood. South Lake Tahoe is only 16 miles away, thus a route from Hwy 50 to 88 via 89 is quite easy.
For more information, call Phil or Pat at 510-538-3550 or email: pagpegATaol.com