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Baskett Slough NWR
After months of closure the refuge is open again starting April 1st . We will begin our hike at the small gravel parking lot on Coville Rd and begin by following the path through an oak forest to the inter-tie trail leading down to Morgan Lake and around Moffiti Marsh where we will be sure to see a variety of birds. We will return on the Inter-tie trail to complete our loop up to the Baskett Butte Observation deck where we can eat lunch or have a snack while taking in the lovely view. In this area we will be treated to an array of wildflowers and possibly see Meadowlarks. Bring binoculars (optional), wear boots (could be quite muddy) bring water and a lunch or snack.
Hiking Distance: five miles rt.
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Driving Distance: 30 miles rt.
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The Trip Leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.
Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum of 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MÉDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, elevation gain 1000-2000 feet
HARD: Long, difficult, and strenuous
To reimburse drivers for vehicle operation costs, the suggested donation by passengers is $0.10 per mile per person to the driver.