Herman Creek Mushroom Field Trip
|What||Hikes & Outings|
Oct 22, 2008
from 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
|Where||Carpools depart Portland|
|Contact Name||Morgan Lange|
|Contact Phone||503.283.6343 x203|
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Visit old growth groves on Herman Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. (This hike is for Oregon Wild members only)
(If significant rain is forecast the day before, hike will be postponed one day to Thursday, October 23.)
A four mile round trip, with a 500 ft. elevation gain to primitive “Herman Camp” in the proposed Columbia Gorge Wilderness Area. The Herman Creek area is one of the major old growth forest areas contained in roadless areas of the Columbia River Gorge. The great Columbia Fire of 1902 and subsequent smaller fires burned most of the ancient forest in the Columbia River Gorge, leaving only remnant stands of old trees throughout the gorge.
While the first part of this trail passes though mostly mature aged forests, old growth Douglas fir trees become the norm just before you reach a plateau (and primitive tenting site) called “Herman Camp” in approximately 2 miles from the frontage road along Interstate 84.
(Hike leader: Wendell Wood -- Difficulty: Moderate -- Distance: 4 miles -- Elevation gain/loss: 500 ft.)
photo by Wendell Wood