I am posting this event that is really being put on by REI because I know many of you will be interested in this and it's free but keep in mind - it's an REI event and you have to register with REI to go. As of today 2/24/13 there are 35 open spots!!! If someone wants to host for our group it will help our members meet with each other at the event. Otherwise you will have to email each other ahead of time if you want to know how to find our meetup members at the event.
Clackamas REI — Spring Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge
Date: 3/14/2013 Event Location: Clackamas REI (http://www.rei.com/map/store/102) Event Fee: Free Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM PDT Presenter: Friends of the Gorge Group Size: 40 Description: It's "Flower Frenzy" in the Gorge! The Columbia River Gorge host over 800 different flowers; 15 of which are found nowhere else in the world. Learn from Maegan Jossy, Outdoor Program Coordinator from Friends of the Columbia Gorge where to see these stunning displays of wildflowers and when to hit the trail for peak blooms. She'll tell you about the latest Friends' hiking challenge, "Flower Frenzy" and the Friends' new reacreation vision, Gorge Towns to Trails. GTT is a vision for a comprehensive trail system that wraps around the Columbia Gorge, linking communities with recreation, benefiting tourism and highlighting and enhancing the beauty and wonder of the Columbia Gorge.
More Partner Information:
Friends of the Columbia Gorge (http://www.gorgefriends.org) Register (http://www.rei.com/AddSessionToCart?sessionId=65836) Click here to register with REI
38 spots available