McGowan Creek Tributary photo by Curtis Irish
This Old Growth Forest, 350 years plus, is right in our backyard, 20 miles from downtown Eugene in the middle of the controversial O & C lands managed by the BLM and Industrial Timber Interests. There are huge Doug Firs, Western Hemlocks, and Pacific Yews. There are myriads of wild flowers in the bogs and the understory of this wonderful forest.
Well-known local photographer, Denis Galloway, who specializes with point and shoot digital cameras, will be along to answer questions on framing, light and other techniques. We hope to have famous local photographer, Curtis Irish, join us for the beginning of the outing. Curtis’ work is available for viewing on FlickR.
We will have opportunities to discuss different ways to manage our checker board forests that are now on the table. This is a perfect outing for families and for us older slower walkers. We will be back in town by 1:30-2:00 pm.
As always bring your cameras, sketch books, water bottles, snacks, good walking shoes, rain gear, and curiosity.
(For those who do not use MeetUp Contact leader: Lon Otterby,[masked] or [masked] for RSVP.) This hike will be limited to 20 participants.
About us: The Many Rivers Group is affiliated with State and National Sierra Club organizations. The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grass-roots environmental organization in the country, with nearly a million members and supporters nationwide. The Many Rivers Group is an all-volunteer organization that represents Sierra Club members in Douglas, Coos, and Lane counties. Please let us know us if you would like to join our our conservation and environmental protection efforts.