Before you register, please:
Join naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers for a leisurely walk to learn about the Deschutes River area's riparian ecology. On this hike, there will be an emphasis on birds, plants, and butterflies. There will also be discussion on the ecological impacts of fire on this Columbia Basin shrub-steppe habitat. This will be a slow-paced leisurely ecology hike with frequent stops.
Trained volunteers lead Friends outings
What you can expect on this guided outing: This outing will appeal to those who prefer a slow-paced outing that frequently stops to identify and learn about plants and wildlife. The eastern Gorge is very exposed to sunlight, be prepared for hot temperatures. This outing is not for those who want to hike a fast pace.
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What to expect at a Friends guided outing: Expect a supportive and welcoming space where experienced hike leaders and shepherds guide you throughout Gorge outdoor spaces. Friends outings provide the opportunity to explore the Columbia Gorge, build community, and learn how Friends is the only conservation organization entirely dedicated to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Gorge.
A confirmation email with outing details will be sent out 3-5 days before the event.
Questions? Please contact Melissa Gonzalez at email@example.com or 971-634-1265.
Photo: Joe Urmos