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Get ready for an eastern Gorge filled day by visiting Horsethief Lake Historical State Park where retired Washington State Park tour guide Chon Clayton will guide you to view and learn about the ancient petroglyphs and rock images, including Tsagaglalal, "She Who Watches”. After the morning tour, the outing will move to nearby Dancing Rock Preserve. This Friends preserve is not open to the public, so this is an exclusive opportunity to view traces of ice age floods, panoramic views of the eastern Gorge, and enjoy the wildflowers in bloom.
What can you expect on this guided outing: This outing will appeal to those who prefer an easy, slow-paced, low intensity walk with minimal elevation gain. If you have an interest in history, geology, and wildflowers, this outing is for you. The eastern Gorge is very exposed to sunlight, be prepared for hot temperatures.
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Fee: Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Restrooms: Nearest restroom located at Horsethief Lake.
Managed By: Washington State Parks: Horsethief Lake, Friends of the Columbia Gorge: Dancing Rock Preserve.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-634-1265.
Photo: Nick Wiltgen