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July Bark About

Join herbalist Missy Rohs and naturalist Candace Larson for a hike in Mt. Hood's west side watersheds. We'll visit two soon-to-be-decommissioned road segments, thanks to the efforts of Bark and other forest advocates, and see firsthand why road removal is such an important strategy for the recovery of Mt. Hood ecosystems.
Three photos from the 2005 Botany Hike to the Solo Timber Sale
Three photos from the 2005 Botany Hike to the Solo Timber Sale
We'll also hike a section of the beautiful Douglas and McIntyre Ridge trails, learn about native wildflowers and medicinal plants, and talk about what you can do to help protect Mt. Hood National Forest.

You should expect to walk up to four miles on this month's hike, with moderate elevation gain. Please bring lunch, water, and sturdy boots. The weather is very unpredictable this time of year, so don't forget extra layers of clothes and water resistant gear. Dogs on leash only.

Carpools will meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver. If you would like to try to arrange a meet up closer to the forest, please contact the Bark office the week before the hike.

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and other surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats facing it, we can build stronger advocates for the protection of our public lands. Our hike leaders are passionate, knowledgeable volunteers who incorporate information about forest ecology and policy with how to get involved in our efforts!

homepage: homepage: http://www.bark-out.org
phone: phone: 503-331-0374