Update - April 15, 2020: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Suspends All Guided Outings Through May 31. Friends Volunteer Stewardship Work Parties Canceled through May 16. In light of the most recent guidance for public gatherings, Friends has canceled all guided hikes through May 31. All Friends volunteer stewardship events are canceled through May 16, potential stewardship events for the second half of May are currently under review. If you have additional questions on these cancellations, please contact Friends Hike Program at email@example.com.
Leader Bob Cynkar will guide the way into the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness to beautiful old-growth cedars and views. We'll hike at a moderate pace, walking through areas of mosaic-burned forest. This will be an excellent opportunity to view the progress of recovery as the third post-fire growing season peaks.
Since it is late spring, we’ll expect to see many forest wildflowers, and there will be four stream crossings that require rock-hopping or getting your feet wet. This is a members-only, full day hike; the elevation gain is mostly gradual for the 7 miles out one-way.
Wear sturdy hike boots/shoes, and bring your daypack with plenty of food for snacks and lunch, water, and layers for protection against the elements. Hiking poles highly recommended. View the recommended 10+ Essentials List to help you pack.
Before this outing, make sure you understand our Hike Program Information & Guidelines.