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Upper/Big Meadow Creek, Wenatchee National Forest, WA


    Upper Meadow Creek was a great place to view bird life - a productive riparian area stretched along the creek, offering great habitat for an assortment of warblers, vireos, and flycatchers.  The creek itself  hosted a beaver family.  The short and easy trail along the creek leads to Twin Lake in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, a very calm and beautiful lake.
    While we were camping at the trailhead, we saw the forest fire we heard about.  At night time, we could see the flickering flames on the mountain horizon.  It looked small from where we were, but the flames we engulfing entire trees.  The next morning as we drove out, we passed through the thick smoke drifting off the mountains.


Upper Meadow Creek
Twin Lake and White Mountains
Western Toad

Bird List

Cooper's Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Spotted Sandpiper
Common Nighthawk
Vaux Swift
Black Swift
Rufous Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Dusky Flycatcher
Western Wood Pewee
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Steller's Jay
Violet green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Cedar Waxwing
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Swainson's Thrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Winter Wren
Song Sparrow
Western Tanager
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Evening Grosbeak
Red Crossbill
House Finch

Other Critter List

Yellow-pine Chipmunk
Douglas Squirrel
Golden-mantled Squirrel
Bat sp.
Snowshoe Hare
Pacific Treefrog
Western Toad



Located: Wenatchee National Forest, near Leavenworth and Wenatchee Lake, WA
Directions: from hwy-2 (near Leavenworth) turn north onto hwy-207, turn northeast onto Chiwawa Loop Road, turn north onto Meadow Creek Road/USFS Road 62, turn north onto USFS Road 6300, at fork turn onto Upper Meadow Creek Road, drive to the end of the road.


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