Multnomah Basin to Multnomah Falls Wildflower Hike
|What||Hikes & Outings|
Jun 14, 2012
from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
|Where||Meet at trailhead|
|Contact Name||Rob Klavins|
|Contact Phone||503.283.6343 ext 210|
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Join naturalist Wendell Wood for this all-day slow-paced wildflower hike amongst old-growth forests, rock slides and streamside woodlands as you make your way down to the bottom of Multnomah Falls.
Distance: 5.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet (downhill)
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Columbia River Gorge
(Please leave the next day--Friday, June 15--open in case the hike is postponed due to significant rain.)
We will be hiking from Lower Larch Mountain to Multnomah Falls. This will be mostly an all downhill hike through Multnomah Basin old growth groves, rock slides, small waterfall and streamside woodlands to the bottom of 620 foot Multnomah Falls. We will do a car shuttle to enable an all down hill hike, beginning by join trail #441 at a 3000 foot elevation off of Larch Mt. Road.
The steepest last mile of this downhill hike is on a paved trail—and is the only principal part of the trip outside the proposed Wilderness Area. This hike is rated as “moderate” due to it’s length. Plant list (with common and scientific names and page reference to the late Russ Jolly’s Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge) of all species to be seen, will be provided. Limited to 16 (pre-registered) participants.
While we encourage carpooling, more cars than usual will be necessary to do the required shuttle (before and after the hike). All participants should plan to spend the entire day, and not leave early, as your car will likely be needed to return participants to the starting point (where other cars will have been left) at the very end of the day.
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