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  • Willamette Heritage Center (Meeting Place) 1313 Mill Street Southeast Salem, OR, 97301 United States (map)

Straub Environmental Center educators and members of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead an all-day hike to munch on ripe huckleberries and view the late summer flowers of Hawk Mountain, near Detroit. This 4-mile roundtrip hike (with 900 feet of elevation gain) features old growth Mountain Hemlock, stunning views of Mt. Jefferson, and one of the last standing fire lookout cabins in Oregon. Bring a sack lunch, water, and appropriate foot gear and clothing.

Location: Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE Salem, OR 97301) at 9:00 am. Transportation will be provided to and from the trailhead.

Cost: $5 for Native Plant Society of Oregon members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited to 10 participants ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required. Cash or check accepted.

For more information and to register, email or call 503-779-5414.

 (“Mountain Huckleberry” photo courtesy of Flickr user Katja Schulz)