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Birding Field Trip-Clayton Beach Trail (Larabee State Park)

Date: Sat. Nov 11, 2023 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 - Clayton Beach Trail, Larabee State Park - 8:30 am-Noon (approx.)

Trip Leader:  Tim Manns (360.333.8985)

The recently completed new trail to Clayton Beach provides for safe crossing over the BNSF tracks. The trail traverses mixed forest for 0.6 miles to reach this 0.25-mile-long beach on Samish Bay. We should hear and/or see typical forest species and, from the beach, a good variety of wintering sea birds and ducks. The trail has 3 sets of stairs and is mostly gravel from the parking lot to the railroad crossing with a few steep bits. From the tracks to the beach the trail has only been roughed out but is readily passable. Round trip if the tide permits walking the full length of the beach: 1.7 miles.

Directions: Follow Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) to the Lost Lake Parking Lot in Larrabee State Park (Discover Pass required). The lot is just off the road on the east side of Chuckanut Drive. Bring binoculars and scope if you have one. Dress for the weather and potential wind at the beach. Wear shoes or boots suitable for hiking.  Please register using this SignUp Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094BA4AF28A4F4C16-45321443-birding

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