July 2, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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A hike through some areas of burned and unburned Wilderness with a USFS Ecologist, Amanda. She works as a USFS prescribed fire specialist and fire manager.
The focus of this hike is to learn a little bit about Central Oregon fire ecology as part of the Wilderness 50th Anniversary. Presented in conjunction with the US Forest Service and the Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness. At this time we're planning on a 12 miles through the pole creek fire with about 1000ft of elevation gain. There are a few logs to step over and a few stream crossings. Feet might get a little wet. We'll do a shuttle on 242/road 16 from Pole Creek trailhead to the Park Meadow trailhead. The drive between trailheads is 30-40 mintues. Be prepared for a full days hiking.
Because this is a wilderness area, there is a strict limit of 12 people. No dogs at this time, sorry. Because this is a special hike, I will be very peeved at no-shows, this includes those on the waitlist who don't take themselves off the waitlist the night before if they're not going to be able to go or have made other plans. If someone cancels at the last minute and you're still on the waitlist and get bumped, be prepared to go! Check your email settings for notifications.
If you're not driving, leave your car against Hwy 97 to the east of Starbucks. The lot owners will tow you if you're parked in the closer-in customer parking area all day long.
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