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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Lake Katherine - Jackson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This gorgeous high-mountain lake is not particularly good birding itself, but the trail to the lake passes through excellent spruce-fir forest and willow carrs, with all the benefits thereof. Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Dusky Grouse, American Three-toed Woodpecker, and others are possible. The ridge above Lake Katherine can be good for Brown-capped Rosy-Finch and White-tailed Ptarmigan during the summer months, but be prepared for a tough hike if you attempt this.

Habitat: Spruce-Fir forest, Streamside Willow, Alpine Tundra
Directions: from just south of Walden travel west on CR 12W, being sure to stay on this road at all the intersections. At a "T", take a left onto CR 16 and go 7 miles to the trailhead. Lake Katherine is about 2.5 miles up the trail, keeping left at both forks in the trail.
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