June Bark About Hike to Lemiti Butte

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Join Bark for a hike to one of the most unique, facinating and historic places we could think of in Mt. Hood National Forest: Lemiti Butte.  Once a stop on the historic Oregon Skyline trail, this part of the forest is now being proposed for "salvage" logging after a mountain pine beetle outbreak occurred several years ago.  But instead of a dead landscape, this area has turned into a diverse new ecosystem - alive with wildflowers, birds and a new generation of trees coming up.  There are few better places to learn about the role of natural disturbance and how it has shaped Pacific Northwest forests (and what we can do to protect them)!

Lemiti in 1934 - (Photo by USFS, taken from Green Cascadia)

Carpools meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.  Because this area is a tad bit further into the forest than we usually go on Bark Abouts, participants should be prepared to be back to Portland as late as 6 PM.

Be prepared to hike off trail. Bring lunch, water, and whatever else you need to feel comfortable for a day in the forest. To protect off trail resources, please no dogs on this hikeTo protect off trail resources, please no dogs on this hike.

Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.