In preparation for the transition from summer to autumn, Friends of the Columbia Gorge recently announced its lineup for the group’s annual Fall Hikes, Outings and Stewardship program. The series, starting Sept. 13 and running through the end of October, offers a variety of guided outdoor excursions, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous all-day outings, all accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable members of the Friends program.
As summer heat subsides and the change of seasons ignites the landscape with spectacular fall colors, these hikes are an especially-good opportunity for those who want to enjoy the Gorge’s many wonderful trails with friendly company, or for those who may not know exactly where to go.
The list of hikes is below; for more information or to register, visit www.gorgefriends.org/hike or call 971-634-2082.
n Sept. 13-15: Friends Fall Campout, Eagle Creek Group Site
n Sept. 13: Cascade Locks Walk & Tour
n Sept. 13: White Salmon River
n Sept. 14: Eagle Creek to High Bridge
n Sept. 15: Dry Creek Falls
n Sept. 15: Steigerwald Evening Bat Walk
n Sept. 17: Falls Creek and Panther Creek Falls
n Sept. 21: Lend-a-Hand Stewardship, Carson Cove
n Sept. 21: Mona Bell Hill & Bonneville Dam
n Sept. 22: North Bonneville Heritage Trails
n Sept. 22: Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls
n Sept. 27: Mosier Plateau
n Sept 28: Herman Creek to Casey Creek
n Sept. 28: Ice Age Floods Tour
n Sept. 29: Ecosystems of the Gorge
n Sept. 29: Columbia River to Rowena Crest bike ride
n Oct. 5: Petroglyph Walk and Horsethief Butte
n Oct. 5: Whistle Punk animal tracking
n Oct. 6: Shrub-Steppe habitat tour
n Oct. 6: Volcano Ridge vineyard walk and wine
n Oct. 8: Triple Falls Loop
n Oct. 12: Hawk Watch
n Oct. 12: Waterfall photography hike and workshop (beginner)
n Oct. 13: Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls
n Oct. 12: Waterfall photography hike and workshop (advanced)
n Oct. 15: Lyle Cherry Orchard, Wash.
n Oct. 18: Beacon Rock
n Oct. 19: Lend-a-Hand stewardship project, Mosier
n Oct. 19: Klickitat Trail
n Oct. 20: Columbia Hills homesteads
n Oct. 20: Wahclella Falls kids hike
n Oct. 26: Petroglyph Walk and Dancing Rock, Wash.
n Oct. 26: Latourell Falls
n Oct. 27: Cape Horn Loop
n Oct. 27: Starvation Creek Ridge Loop