Eagle Creek Mushroom Field Trip (Full)
|What||Hikes & Outings|
Oct 26, 2009
from 08:30 am to 06:00 pm
|Where||Carpools depart from Portland|
|Contact Name||Rob Klavins|
|Contact Phone||503.283.6343 x210|
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Hike through new Wilderness additions to the western most end of the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness Area.
Distance: 4-5 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Mount Hood National Forest
(*Please keep the following day, Tues. Oct. 27 open in case of inclement weather)
This will be a moderate, 4 to 5 mile round trip, mushroom and plant identification hike into newly designated Wilderness as well as to the existing Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness Area--north east of Estacada. (This area is not to be confused with the “other” (better known) Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge).
Beginning on an old log road, gradually descend 800 feet to a mostly flat trail, just above Eagle Creek. After a mile we enter an outstanding old growth forest now forever protected as a mushroom haven (and more) by Wilderness legislation passed in March 2009. We will return the same way we came in.
The hike is full. Please check back for future hike availability
Fee includes an evening instructional slideshow with Wendell Wood. Oregon Wild members ($6) and non-members ($9). All proceeds from hikes support Oregon Wild campaigns to protect wildlands across the state.