Celebration Hike 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act
Description: In Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in September, we will hike a beautiful trail along a pristine mountain stream in the French Pete area of the Three Sisters Wilderness. We will start at the upper trailhead and hike downhill. French Pete was added to the Three Sisters Wilderness in 1978. During this hike, at several waypoints I will present an account of the history of the wilderness act and the battles the Sierra Club and other environmental groups fought and won that resulted in the inclusion of this lovely old growth forest. Join us for this beautiful and educational walk through Oregon’s wilderness history.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WILDERNESS: Hiking groups in Wilderness areas are limited by law to 12 or fewer participants. If you sign-up and find you can't attend, please remove your RSVP so someone else can attend.
Location: East Fork Trail, French Pete section of Three Sisters Wilderness
Distance: 6.5 miles downhill along East Fork South Fork McKenzie River
Preparation: wear sturdy, mud-resistant hiking shoes or boots, and bring rain gear and warm layers of clothing. Bring plenty of water, your lunch and snacks.
Dog Policy: This is a no dog outing
More Information: We'll meet at 9:00am (please be a few minutes early) for a brief introduction and sign-in, then divide into carpools and head for the trail. The trailhead is off forest road 1993 about an hour and fifteen minutes from Eugene. We should be back in Eugene by 4:00 PM. Please share expenses with your driver.
A $3 suggested donation to help support our outings program would be greatly appreciated.
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 conservation and environmental protection efforts. We also appreciate donations to support our outings and conservation programs.