Album of Outlet Creek Field Trip

Selected photos (by Rod Crawford and Laurel Ramseyer) from a 17-18 October 2011 spider collecting visit to Outlet Creek Campground and vicinity, near Glenwood in northwestern Klickitat County, Washington. This was my last solo campsite (and the longest-planned one) on our 4-day expedition, at the south edge of one of the state's last few unsampled (for spiders) half-degree areas. Weather and habitats cooperated, all was nice and peaceful, and Laurel even found an adequate number of pine cones when she returned in the morning; we got 25 species including a possibly new Pelecopsis. I was also happy to find a private landowner welcoming hunters (and presumably naturalists)!
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2006 aerial photo, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington open Ponderosa pine forest at Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Airphoto: Campground at middle of left edge (Klickitat County, 2006) Open Ponderosa forest eventually yielded good cones     © Laurel Ramseyer
clearcut with shrubs, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington lush riparian foliage, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Clearcuts were well-vegetated (few invasives)    © Laurel Ramseyer Super-lush riparian zone was too dewy to sweep           © Rod Crawford
meadow grass across road from Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington Meadow across highway from Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
There was lots of nice sweepable grass…   © Rod Crawford …in a meadow across the highway from the camp           © Rod Crawford
riparian grass by creek, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington Outlet Creek near Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Greener riparian grass beside…      © Rod Crawford …another loop of Outlet Creek               © Rod Crawford
Gate sign on Hancock forest property near Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington migrating caterpillar Pyrrharctia isabella woolly bear, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Thank you, Hancock Forest Management!   © Rod Crawford Pyrrharctia isabella were on the march!     © Rod Crawford
sluice outlet of Mill Pond near Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington Mill Pond with morning mist near Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Sluice outlet of old mill pond           © Rod Crawford Morning mist on the Mill Pond (west of camp)               © Rod Crawford
young Ponderosa pine foliage, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington Douglas-fir foliage Pseudotsuga menziesii, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Pine foliage had spiders         © Rod Crawford But Douglas-fir foliage had more spiders          © Rod Crawford
dense riparian habitat, Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington Rod Crawford breaking camp at Outlet Creek Campground near Glenwood, Klickitat County, Washington
Deep dark riparian woods          © Laurel Ramseyer Rod packs up his campsite            © Laurel Ramseyer
fall color in Outlet Falls gorge near Glenwood, Washington Glenwood Highway near Outlet Creek Campground, Klickitat County, Washington
Fall color in Outlet Falls Gorge         © Rod Crawford Long, straight Glenwood Highway             © Laurel Ramseyer
Rod Crawford at Outlet Falls Gorge viewpoint, Klickitat County, Washington Outlet Falls gorge near Glenwood, Washington
Rod at the gorge viewpoint      © Laurel Ramseyer Outlet Falls Gorge & upper Klickitat River          © Laurel Ramseyer
Laurel Ramseyer at Outlet Falls Gorge viewpoint, Klickitat County, Washington Mount Adams from Outlet Falls gorge near Glenwood, Washington
Laurel at the gorge viewpoint          © Rod Crawford Our last close view of Mount Adams            © Rod Crawford


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