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Day Hike - Columbia River Gorge East - Wildflowers & Geology

Columbia River Gorge East - Wildflowers & Geology

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
8:15 AM at Bingen, WA; 4 hrs from Seattle (via I-5 & I-84)
**TRIP SUBJECT TO RESCHEDULE IN APRIL IF ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST**
Moderate risk of reschedule to 4/9-10 or 4/16-17.

Enjoy leisurely to moderate-paced hiking among the abundance of early spring wildflowers - grass widows, shooting stars, yellow bells, buttercups, saxifrages, lomatiums including Columbia desert parsley, and more. Trip emphasis will be on wildflowers, and light on geology.

Leader will have recommendations for motel or camping accommodations, for Friday and Saturday nights. Optional no-host dinner Saturday evening in Hood River.

Hikes will include Coyote Wall Labyrinth: 3mi rt or 5-6mi loop, 500+ ft gain.
science.halleyhosting.com/nature/bloomtime/egorge/11/1.html
www.nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike64.html

Catherine Creek, either trail (South Trail or Arch Loop): South Trail (Universal Access), E & W loops: 1.5 mi, 100' gain.
science.halleyhosting.com/nature/bloomtime/egorge/03/2.htm
www.nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike57.html

Arch Loop Trail: 3.5-4 mi, up to 500' gain.
www.nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike52.html

Tom McCall Preserve, Rowena Plateau & lower Rowena Crest, up to 4mi and 500' gain.
www.nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike54.html
web.oregon.com/hiking/mccall_preserve.cfm
www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/oregon/preserves/art6809.html
science.halleyhosting.com/nature/bloomtime/egorge/05/8.htm

Photos:
Catherine Creek
Labyrinth

Interested in the Naturalists? See our website at:
mountaineers.org/seattle/naturalists

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