It's that "in between" time of year. Too late for the high peaks. Too early for snow. So let's go and see some big trees. Opal Creek lies in the valley of the North Santiam river, beyond Detroit lake. It's about a 2 hour drive to get there. The Opal Creek wilderness contains several groves of 1000-year old Douglas firs. This is an out-and-back hike of about 10-12 miles. The hike is fairly level and on good trails so it is suitable for all abilities. It is a wilderness area so the size of the group is limited to 12 people.
Meet at Starbucks in Cascade Village (by World Market) ready to leave at 8am.
I haven't checked the weather forecast but you should bring rain wear - just in case.
Please note - there will be a $1 participation charge for all hikes. This will go towards the cost of the web site.