Clark's Nutcracker

Field Trip: Throop Peak

Sat, Jul 30, 2022

Join us as we explore one of the highest altitude trails in the San Gabriel Mountains.

We’ll hike slowly to the summit of Throop Peak (elevation: about 9100 feet) as we search for Williamson’s Sapsucker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Clark’s Nutcracker, Townsend’s Solitaire, Red Crossbill, Cassin’s Finch, Golden Eagle, and other montane species. There may be young birds around and there could even be a few early migrating warblers.

The hike is about four miles round-trip with about 1200 feet of elevation gain. A few sections are steep and all of it is at altitudes above 7900 feet.

Meet at Dawson Saddle at mile 69.5 on the Angeles Crest Highway, about 45 miles from I-210 in La Canada. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, bug repellant, sturdy shoes, a hat, and an Adventure Pass. It takes about 90 minutes to drive up from Pasadena.

When you sign up, you will be emailed additional details.

Leader: Lance Benner