Upper/Big Meadow Creek,
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.
Western Wood Pewee
Violet green Swallow
Other Critter List
Located: Wenatchee National Forest, near Leavenworth and Wenatchee Lake,
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.