Bark 15th Birthday Hike Series: Restoring the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Learn how Bark's unthinkable (at least to some) opposition to a road decommissioning project adjacent to the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness led to an even larger restoration victory and major recreation victory for Mt. Hood National Forest.

Hike leader Lori Ann Burd (pictured right, with her dog) is a former Bark staff member and current volunteer on the Forest Watch Committee. She will provide participants with a rare opportunity to hear from the attorney who negotiated one of Mt. Hood's most creative restoration projects, which resulted in clamping down on illegal off-road vehicle use, protected drinking water quality, and resulted in the creation of a new hiking trail.

THIS HIKE PROVIDES gorgeous forest and views, solitude, wilderness access, and a chance to see the results of Bark's work on the ground.

LORI ANN SAYS TO EXPECT uneven terrain, some elevation gain, approximately 3.5 miles round trip to the top of Wildcat Mtn. Please bring garbage bags, we will be picking up trash (mostly shotgun shells) at the old quarry. Also, there's a good chance we'll find chanterelles (there were lots of little ones all along the trail today).


RSVP TO ALEX at Carpool and hike details will be emailed to you.