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Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert

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When: Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM to Oct 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Dan van den Broek

Oct. 11-15, 2017 | We’ll explore this diverse landscape and venture around all sides and on top of the mountain itself.

** Trip Full, but sign up for Wait list below as cancellations DO occur!**

October 11-15, 2017
Great Horned Owl - Sharon Coggswell

Steens Mountain is one of Oregon’s most spectacular natural areas and it is beautiful in the fall. Rising to almost ten thousand feet high in the southeast corner of the state it presides over alkali desert, oceans of sagebrush and the wildlife-rich marshlands of the Malheur basin. From our base in historic Frenchglen we’ll spend three full days exploring this diverse landscape by van and on foot as we venture around all sides and on top of the mountain itself.

On past trips we’ve seen approximately 80 species of birds including Townsend’s Solitaire, Mountain Bluebird, American Pipit, Horned Lark, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle and Prairie Falcon.  We search for and often spot Bighorn Sheep among the high peaks of the mountain, sometimes distant and sometimes near. Coyotes and Mule Deer are often sighted and you never know when a Porcupine is going to waddle into view. Conditions permitting we will venture out to Borax Lake, home of the unique and endangered Borax Lake Chub and we’ll visit the Alvord Desert.

Registration Details

For more information contact Dan van den Broek at dvandenbroek@audubonportland.org or 971-222-6105.

Leader: Patty Newland, Portland Audubon Trip Leader
Fee: $845 members / $1,045 non-members
$400 required to secure your place
Single supplement:
Please contact us if you are interested in a single supplement to confirm availability.

What is included:  Fee includes all ground transportation, four nights double-occupancy lodging at the Frenchglen Hotel, all meals except dinners, all entrance fees, and the services of your leader.

Important info about lodging:
The trip fee is based on double-occupancy. The rooms at the Frenchglen Hotel have just one​ double bed. If you do not want to share a bed you will need to request a single supplement. There is a single-supplement fee of $190 if you are the sole occupant of the room. Also, bathrooms are located outside of the rooms.


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