What we're about

This Meetup group is for people who don't hike in 'mission mode'. We don't drive through to the finish line, we stop and smell the roses. This is a great group for people who for health reasons need to take it a bit slower, or for people who want to stop and ID plants, read trail signs, listen to birdsong, take photos, declaim poetry, contemplate color. Please send us your hike suggestions. If you would like to be a hike leader with the group, please message me. No special knowledge required, just have confidence in leading a group on a hike.

One bit of advice: Always check the Meetup site the morning of the hike you've signed up for to see if there are last minute changes. Always change your RSVP if your plans change and you can't go. It really matters to others, especially hike leaders.

Upcoming events (1)

Intro to Edible Mushrooms for Beginners Field Class and Hike

1426 NW Skyline Blvd


Come learn the basics of mushroom hunting in this field class and hike. I'll introduce important ID concepts, a dozen beginner-friendly species, great field guides, and critical safety advice. Talk should be about 1 hour, and another 2 hours for the hike. Cost is $25 - proceeds support this Meetup and an organic urban farmstead in SE Portland. No one turned away for lack of funds (cash or PayPal at event please.) Some hunting off the trail will be done for those who want to.

Please bring a copy or photo of your vaccination card if you are fully vaccinated and don't want to wear a mask. Otherwise wear a mask to be Covid smart. Don't come if you feel sick or have been around someone with Covid symptoms. Thanks.

Bring raingear, grippy boots, water, knife, any field guides you have; and a paper bag, basket or net bag in case you get lucky. [I always recommend bringing the ten essentials of hiking, like a flashlight, spare jacket, spare water, and food etc.]

A good pocket guide to mushrooms is essential gear for anyone starting to mushroom hunt. A great one for the West is "All That the Rain Promises and More" by David Arora. https://www.powells.com/book/all-that-the-rain-promises-and-more-9780898153880

Hope folks can make this fun fall adventure!

As always, change your RSVP if you cannot make it- others will be depending on it. Sorry but no-shows will be tagged as such. See ya!

Past events (389)

Willamette Beach Walk from Sellwood Bridge

Southeast 7th Avenue & Southeast Umatilla Street

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