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2018 Spring Hike Series: Scout Camp to Alder Springs


LandWatch is excited to offer a series of spring walks to some of the most spectacular field sites in Central Oregon as part of our Rivers & Springs program. These trips include beautiful springs, pristine riparian corridors, and dramatic stream and river confluences. We will explore some of the region's fascinating hydrology, including the connection between ground water and surface springs, while engaging in restorative walks, including guided reflection on our connection to the natural environment.

Join us for this walk from Scout Camp to Alder Springs and the confluence of Whychus Creek with the (lower) Middle Deschutes River.

  • Saturday, June 2, 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Difficult, steep trail down and then back up the canyon, including one brief scramble over a 10-12 foot high rock bench 
  • Mostly open and (hopefully) sunny
  • Bring extra water, sunscreen, hat and consider hiking poles

Hike leaders:

  • Nathan Hovekamp, naturalist and LandWatch Wildlife Program Director

Suggested equipment: comfortable hiking shoes, sack lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, binoculars, and field guides.

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BCD Initiative Party!