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Coast Range Forests Winter Hike

Visit old-growth forests, regenerated forests, and young plantations to see the different impacts these forests have on water and salmon habitat - with a brief talk about what some landowners are doing to repair forests damaged in the past! 

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Leader: Jason Gonzales
Location: Walton, Oregon Coast Range (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Ochoco Mountains Snowshoe Hike

Come out to the Ochocos to see the exceptionally orange Ponderosa pines under a snowy backdrop.

Level: Easy-Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: ~300 feet
Leader: Sarah Cuddy
Location: Walton Lake Snowpark in the Ochoco National Forest (carpools depart from Bend)

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Tamanawas Falls Snowshoe Hike

Explore a diverse old-growth forest in winter along the crystal clear Cold Spring Creek leading up to the spectacular Tamanawas Falls.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: ~400 feet
Leader: Jamie Dawson
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

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Odell Overlook Snowshoe Hike

Explore the forested hills near the Gold Lake Sno-Park and take in spectacular views of Odell Lake on this fun snowshoe hike.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 300-500 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Gold Lake Sno-Park, near Willamette Pass (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Rosary Lakes Snowshoe Hike

Experience the beautiful forest along the Pacific Crest Trail covered in snow as you trek to Rosary Lakes.

Level: Strenuous
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Pacific Crest Trail, near Willamette Pass (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Interpretive Fungi Hike (PDX-based)

Learn about mycology on this interpretive tour with guest hike leader Mary Vogel! 

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: Up to 8 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 0-600 feet
Leader: Mary Vogel and Gaby Diaz
Shepherd: Alex Harris
Location: Mount Hood National Forest, exact location TBD (carpools depart from Portland)

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Lookout Mountain Hike (Bend)

A high mountain fall hike through old-growth trees and meadows with panoramic views of the Ochoco Mountains.

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Leader: Sarah Cuddy
Location: Ochoco Mountains (carpools depart from Bend)

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Tamanawas Falls Fall Foliage Hike

Explore a diverse old-growth forest in fall along the crystal clear Cold Spring Creek leading up to the spectacular Tamanawas Falls.

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: ~400 feet
Leader: Jamie Dawson
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

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Fall Creek Mushroom Hike

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about mushroom ecology and identification on this fairly easy, slow-paced fall hike, and collect some choice specimens to take home! 

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation Gain: 0-500 feet
Leader: Bruce Newhouse and Peg Boulay
Shepherd: Chandra LeGue
Location: Fall Creek area, Willamette National Forest (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Clear Lake Loop Hike and Oregon Brewshed® Dinner

The Clear Lake Loop Trail hugs the edge of Clear Lake as it winds through old growth coniferous and deciduous forest. We will discuss Eugene's thriving brewing community, and how much it relies on clean water, and the forests that produce it.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 430 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest (carpools depart from Eugene)

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