Salmon River Salmon Viewing Hike
|What||Hikes & Outings|
Nov 06, 2010
from 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
|Where||Carpools depart from Portland|
|Contact Name||Sean Stevens|
|Contact Phone||503.283.6343 ext 211|
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See the icon of the Northwest in action as these native salmon complete their life journey beneath old-growth giants.
Distance: 5.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Leader: Sean Stevens
Location: Mount Hood National Forest
(*Hike location could change depending on timing and locale of best salmon run)
In the 1960s, some confused folks had the not-so-great idea that a highway should run straight up Salmon River Canyon as an alternate route to Highway 26. Lucky for big trees, the salmon that rely on them, and us hikers who love to experience the wild beauty of the Mount Hood National Forest, the plan died.
Today, much of the area is protected in the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness. The canyon and the river below support wild salmon that return each year to spawn.
On this hike, we'll explore the river and try and spot the iconic salmon. As we walk along the trail, we'll be surrounded by giant Douglas fir and western redcedar trees. Be ready to experience the big and the small, the beautiful and the fine on this close-in hike.
Oregon Wild members ($6) and non-members ($9). All proceeds from hikes support Oregon Wild campaigns to protect wildlands across the state.
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