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Springs in the Fall: Alder Springs

Join LandWatch on our third fall Springs walk in a series of three to explore Alder Springs and the confluence of Whychus Creek & Middle Deschutes River. We will experience the area’s fascinating hydrology and discuss the importance of healthy Springs while engaging in a restorative walk which will include guided reflection on our connection to the natural environment.

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Hike leaders:

Jeff Perreault - Retired USGS hydrologist and LandWatch board member

Anne Gordon - Ecopsychologist and former LandWatch intern

Nathan Hovekamp - Naturalist and LandWatch Wildlife Program Director

Each walk in the series will take 5-6 hours total, including round trip driving time from Bend and around 3-4 miles of trail walking.

  • Difficulty: Difficult! Steep trail down and then back up the canyon of the Middle Deschutes
  • Suggested equipment: comfortable hiking shoes, trekking poles, sack lunch, plenty of water, binoculars, and field guides.