WE02 Orleans and the “G-O” Road – GOLD/NEW | 2020 | $75
Time - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Tom Leskiw
This event will meet at the Arcata Community Center, out front of the building. Festival headquarters will not be set up there quite yet so just look for others with binoculars and spotting scopes.
A road originally scheduled to run from Gasquet to Orleans (hence the name G-O) in order to permit timber harvesting and other resource extraction in the Six Rivers National Forest, it would have run through high country land sacred to members from the Karuk, Tolowa, and Yurok tribes. That was more than 30 years ago, and needless to say it was never completed. The northeast corner of Humboldt County is probably the least visited corner of the county. Plan to bird around the town and river bars around Orleans along the Klamath River and then venture up the G-O Road to try for Ruffed and Sooty Grouse, and maybe Mountain Quail. This will be the first time Godwit Days has offered a trip to this lightly explored area in Humboldt County. Expect some walking on uneven ground combined with easy roadside birding. Restrooms are available in Willow Creek along the way. There may be opportunity to use a spotting scope so bring one if you have it.
This smaller group event includes a sack lunch, please let us know if you have dietary restrictions by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with details.