Naturalist Trip - Three Volcanoes Cabin


Naturalist Trip - Three Volcanoes Cabin

Walk through a mixed forest and selectively cut private timberland to learn about managing a 40 acre forest for both income and recreation. Part of the land was cut two years ago and we will look at how replanting and natural regeneration interface and how wildlife is impacted. Later we will take advantage of the private forest to forage for spring greens, culminating in a campfire with a wild things dinner for those interested. This hike entails some steep and rough trails and some bushwacking. Can be combined with an optional overnight at Three Volcanoes Cabin and hiking on your own the next day.

  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.5
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet in Randle at 11:00 for a caravan into the nearby Three Volcanoes Cabin. 

This trip can be combined with an overnight stay at Three Volcanoes and adventures on your own on Sunday.

We will have a  brief orientation to the cabin and area after arriving and then eat lunch. This is an off the grid cabin so interesting in that regard.

Then we will walk over rough trails to see how the 40 acre forest has been managed and the impact of recent selective logging. 

After relaxing back at the cabin, we will do an afternoon forage for nettles, violets, oxalis, vanilla leaf, siberian lettuce, salmonberry shoots, and licorice root and anything else of interest.  For those interested in staying, we will put those together into an interesting evening meal, cooking outside if the weather allows, or inside if needed.  The cabin has a full kitchen based on a woodstove.

If you would like to spend the night at Three Volcanoes, please notify instructor for further information


Three Volcanoes Cabin

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials for frontcountry hiking

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes

Bring Sack Lunch and snacks.  Food for a wild things dinner will be provided, but if you have native foods you would like to bring to share, please do.  Also, if you have recipes you would like to try using nettles, violets, salmonberry shoots, oxalis, etc, we have a full kitchen to allow for experimenting.

For spending the night, bring sleeping bag, pillow, toilettries, and breakfast foods.

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