Middle School Day Hike to Ramona Falls

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Sat, 11/05/2011

 

Join us on this 4.5-mile hike to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Oregon! The falls dramatically cascade down a basalt rock-face, surrounded by a wooded cathedral. We may even encounter late-season backpackers circumnavigating Mt. Hood on the Timberline Trail! What more could we ask for on a crisp fall day?

 We will meet at Catlin in the theater lot at 8:30 on Saturday, November 5th, and make the easy drive to the trailhead. We’ll head down the lush green trail toward the cascading falls, where we’ll stop for a leisurely picnic lunch and plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. We’ll be back on campus around 3:30, and will call from the road with the exact time.

 

Students will have a chance to learn about several ecological topics along the way, including wildfire ecology, old growth forests, alpine wildflowers, and climate change.

This hike is open to all middle school students. No experience is necessary, though students should be in good physical condition, ready to work well in a group setting, and prepared to hike 6-7 miles. Cost of this trip is $30, which includes transportation, permits/fees, and leadership. Financial aid is available.

This trip will be led by Erin Goodling. Email David Zonana at zonanad@catlin.edu to sign up.