We will meet up at a trailhead that has been chosen as the best wildlife viewing for that day. As we walk, we will discuss the life history and importance of these fish as we look for them in the creeks. The particular wildlife that we see on our hike will be subject to weather conditions, and the season. Depending on the conditions, we may find adult Coho Salmon or Steelhead Trout actively digging nests and spawning, or young fish feeding in the creek. We will check several locations along the creek that I know fish like. These walks are usually one to three flat miles, and we will be out 2 to 3 hours. Along the trail, we will watch for other forest creatures and important plants, animals and fungi such as salamanders, birds, deer, rabbits and various mushrooms. Any animal tracks we see will be pointed out and identified- Racoon, Otter, Bobcat and Fox prints are often found. There is ALWAYS something exciting to see! You will also learn history of the location in terms of the original human inhabitants, logging industry, and it's current state of conservation and protection.
I'm an Outdoor Guide who has been leading guests on adventures in Northern California for over 20 years. I've been a lifelong student of the forests and rivers on the North Coast. I've taken guests on amazing experiences in the wild places that I call home. An active member of watershed conservation groups, I work towards protecting these wild places and animals. You will have your own wild experience as I share with you why these trees, trails, rivers, and all the wildlife that inhabit them, are something worth experiencing and protecting.
I'll bring some local crafted chocolate to snack on!
I'll heat some water for a cup of tea at one of our stops.
We will be visiting a coastal stream that is home to various salmonids such as Salmon, Steelhead Trout, and Coastal Cutthroat Trout. These creeks are surrounded by various conifer and deciduous trees such as the Giant Redwood, Doug Fir, Big Leaf Maple, and Alder, among countless others.
最多可有10位年满12周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be able to walk 1 to 2 miles, on and off trail, and have good balance. The trail is mostly flat and paved, but there are sections that are dirt with some mud during winter season. Rubber boots are perfect, but old…
Season appropriate clothing that can get damp or possibly wet
Our walk is (light) Rain or shine! Too much rain will make it harder to find the fish. I will be watching the weather before our hike and let you know the forecast.
Salmon lifecycle in the Redwoods walk