This property is adjacent to a dynamic stretch of the Nisqually River and is part of Nisqually Land Trust’s Powell Creek Complex, a 460-acre block, which includes mature forest as well as riparian area. The site is home to abundant wildlife, including cougar, elk, and diverse waterfowl. With leaders Sam Merrill, Kevin Head, and Bonnie Wood, we will be mostly out on replanted pastures. Expect the ground to be very rough, uneven, and wet with dew or rain. Grass and nettles will be tall along the 1.5 mile round-trip path. Please note that there is no restroom or paved parking area at the site. Dress for the weather as always. Bring binoculars, and bring snacks or water as needed.
The site’s address is 22417 Hobson Rd SE, Yelm WA 98597, accessible from the paved portion of Peissner Road and the end of Hobson Road. Parking is limited, so please carpool as much as possible.