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July 27 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Birding Day: Timberline Lodge with John Rakestraw

Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge is the only place in the Cascades where you can drive to the tree line on a paved road. This gives us access to alpine species that can be hard to reach otherwise. Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebird, Horned Lark, and Cassin’s Finch are expected. With a little luck we could find Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

While our pace will be slow, this trip involves strenuous hiking at elevations ranging from 6000’-7000’. Wear good walking shoes, dress for variable weather conditions, and bring water.

  • This is a self-driving trip.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Your trip leader will send out details one week ahead of the program.
A Clark's Nutcracker perched on a branch with green moss against a blue sky.
Clark's Nutcracker, photo by Tara Lemezis

Join us on beautiful Mt. Hood!

We'll search for alpine species and take in the views.



Walking Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Changes: 1000 feet
Trail Conditions: Gravel and snow
Pacing: Slow/medium
Rest Stops: None
Sun Exposure: Full
Amenities: Restroom in parking lot

Trip Details

Leader: John Rakestraw
Date and time: July 27, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members
Limited to 10 participants
This is a self-driving trip. John will send out meeting details.


July 27
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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