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Meander Meadow to Indian Head peak (Sep 27, 2010 - Oct 01, 2010)
Fir forest in the valley
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Meander Meadow from Kodak Peak
South slope of Indian Head Peak
Indian Head Peak summit ridge
Meander Meadow to Indian Head peak (WACHMMDW) North-central Cascades, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.98070,-121.12118 Map Elevation: 5500 feet 24 species 1 trip (3 non-trip sightings)
Meander Meadow is a small open valley at 4900' just east of the Cascade crest 9 miles south of Glacier Peak. The meadow itself is a wet nearly-flat valley bottom with short sedges and grasses. The slopes around it host a mix of grass and forbs, slide alder, mountain ash, huckleberry and young conifers. Peaks nearby include Kodak at 6100' and Indian Head at 7400'; the Little Wenatchee River valley below the meadow drops to about 3500' within a couple of miles. In the valley old-growth silver fir forest alternates with avalanche gullies choked with slide alder, mountain ash and bracken fern. West of the crest the Sauk River valley is more continuously forested, mostly silver fir, mountain and western hemlock. The ridges along the Cascade crest above about 5500' are mostly open meadows with grass, forbs, huckleberry and patches of mountain ash. A receding glacier still clings to the north side of the summit ridge of Indian Head peak.
Species Sightings Trips First Date Last Date Avg/Sighting Avg/Trip Max Ct
Northern Harrier 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 5.0 5.0 5
Cooper's Hawk 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 4.0 4.0 4
Swainson's Hawk 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 3.0 3.0 3
Golden Eagle 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 2.0 2.0 2
American Kestrel 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 3.0 3.0 3
Northern Flicker 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
Gray Jay 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 4.0 4.0 4
Steller's Jay 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
Common Raven 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 6.0 6.0 6
Horned Lark 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 25.0 25.0 25
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2   1 09/28/2010 09/29/2010 5.5 3.0 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 4.0 4.0 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
American Robin 2   1 09/29/2010 09/30/2010 2.0 1.0 3
Varied Thrush 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 2.0 2.0 2
American Pipit 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 40.0 40.0 40
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1   0 09/28/2010 09/28/2010 10.0 0.0 10
White-crowned Sparrow 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 5.0 5.0 5
Dark-eyed Junco 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 8.0 8.0 8
Pine Siskin 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 1.0 1.0 1
Evening Grosbeak 1   1 09/29/2010 09/29/2010 10.0 10.0 10
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