Panther-Emile Loop SIDE TRIP #2 WILLOW FLATS SUMP

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Seasons

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Summer
Fall

Location

From Roseburg take 138 East 43.5 miles to Forest Road (FR) 4714 (This is 27.5 miles east from the Little River Bridge in Glide). Turn right on 4714 (Panther Creek Road) at Apple Creek CG. There is a restroom at the North Umpqua Trail-Panther Trailhead just across the bridge

 

Follow the paved road FR4714 all the way to the top, even though the road number changes to 330 at 6.0 miles. At 9.9 miles, turn right on FR 2703; where the pavement ends (Lookout Mountain Rd). This is the road you take all the way down to Little River Rd. if you don’t want to investigate any of the other side trips. At 1.2 miles on 2703, bear left to remain on 2703 at the 600 spur junction. You are now entering the huge area known as Willow Flats; which has interspersed forest and willow openings and a willow-lined riparian area. Emile Sump (primitive camp) is 0.3 miles from the 600 junction on 2703. Emile Shelter (primitive camp) at 0.9 miles from the 600 junction. The willow infested riparian area along Emile Creek parallels 2703 for about 1.7 miles.

At 1.8 miles from the 600 junction go right on FR4711. Follow 4711 .2 mile then go right on 4711-750. At 1.2 miles, turn right on 835 (2nd 835 entrance) The first 835 rd. can be quite rough with deep water in road. Follow 835 .2 mile to Willow Flats Sump (toilet and primitive camp). Return to 4711.

Snowed in Nov-early  June

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Habitat and Birds

Red Shasta-Douglas Fir mix also Douglas Fir-Hemlock mix

riparian, willow brush in wet meadows

Willow Flycatcher, Lincoln’s Sparrow, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher,

Sooty Grouse, Townsend’s Solitaire, Fox Sparrow, Hermit Warbler

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