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SWEET HOME NATURE AND HERITAGE TOURS, OR

part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
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Art in the Great Outdoors
Nature Hike 8 hr. 00 min.
Easy
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Date: May 23, 2014 and September 12, 2014 In May take an early spring hike to look for flowers and other fresh and interesting things to paint or sketch in nature. The location is to be determined depending on flowers and weather, hike is less than 2 miles. In September a hike to the edge of the Middle Santiam Wilderness. There are many opportunities in this very diverse area, a flowing wild river, moss covered forest, antique shelters, and abundant swimming holes provide inspiration for any media. For both - all media is welcome, including photographers. Please bring all the supplies you need and be prepared to carry them with you. Dress for the weather and bring a lunch we will return by 5pm.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Early Mountain Wildflowers and Late Lichens and Mosses
Nature Hike 8 hr. 00 min.
Easy
No Photo
Date May 31, 2014 See the first flowers to appear once the snow melts, followed by a tour of other creatures that adorn the forest.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Santiam Wagon Road - Snow Creek to House Rock
Historic Tour 8 hr. 00 min.
Easy
No Photo
Date June 6, 2014 Explore what early travel was like in the forest on the historic toll road that once linked the Willamette Valley to eastern Oregon. Hike is mostly downhill.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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General Outdoor Preparedness
Nature Tour 8 hr. 00 min.
Easy
No Photo
Date: June 7, 2014 and October 4, 2014 This eight hour, half in classroom, half hands-on class is a great way to lean how to stay alive in the woods outdoors in Western Oregon. This class is well known for teaching people a very good way to start a fire in Western Oregon with very little. It is our goal in sharing our knowledge of this and many other skills to save lives. Knowledge is light and fits right in your pocket! We Will be taking a short hike and working on skills along the way. If the weather is bad we will construct an alternative exercise. Please bring your day pack if you have one and bring dress for the weather. Please bring a lunch.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Cascadia Cave
Cave Tour 7 hr. 30 min.
Easy
Photo: Cascadia Cave
Date: June 13, 2014 and September 19, 2014; Follow the historic footsteps of the Kalapuya Indians along the lower floodplains of the South Santiam River. Includes traditional uses of plants. The trail may be muddy.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Gordon Meadows Wildflower Hike
Nature Hike 8 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
No Photo
Date: June 27, 2014 Enjoy a spectacular display of wildflowers, including camas and elephant's-head.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Iron Mountain and Cone Peak Heritage Hike
Historic Tour 7 hr. 30 min.
Difficult
Photo: Iron Mountain and Cone Peak Heritage Hike
Date: July 3, 2014 Explore the cultural history, wildflowers, panoramic views and geologic formations that surround these two landmarks. Trail is rocky and uneven in places.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Wildflowers on Browder Ridge
Nature Tour 8 hr. 00 min.
Difficult
No Photo
Date: July 11, 2014 A somewhat steep but beautiful hike. The trail acsends through old growth forest and meadow switchbacking to close to the top of Gordon Ridge. Lots of wildflowers and a spectacular view!

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Friends of Fish Lake Tour
Nature Tour 8 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
No Photo
Date: July 25, 2014 Walk through Fish Lake Historic site, exploring the legacy of Native Americans, Santiam Wagon Road, and 20th centrury Forest Service including all buildings and equipment from 1920-30's.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Echo Basin Wildflower Hike
Nature Hike 7 hr. 30 min.
Moderate
Photo: Echo Basin Wildflower Hike
Date: July 26, 2014. Lovely hike into an Alaska yellow-cedar grove and on to a wildflower filled mountain meadow. Trail forms a loop at the upper end.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Streamside Rock Hounding
Nature Hike 7 hr. 30 min.
Moderate
Photo: Streamside Rock Hounding
Date: August 8, 2014 Learn about the origin and identification of river rocks. Includes hiking on unmaintained trails and bending while collecting rocks.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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South Pyramid Creek to Shedd Camp Shelter
Historic Tour 8 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
No Photo
Date: August 22, 2014 Hike a historic forest service administrative trail used by packers and to supply lokouts back in the day and learn about how things used to get done. Close to the end you will cross the Middle Santiam River and see the old Shedd Camp Shelter.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Berry Picking Bonanza
Nature Hike 8 hr. 30 min.
Easy
Photo: Berry Picking Bonanza
Date: August 29, 2014 Learn about the berries that have sustained people and wildlife in the Cascades for thousands of years. Includes traditional uses of berries and how to distinguish between edible and non-edible berries. This is a great hike for families.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Lave Lake Heritage Hike
Natural and Cultural Hike 7 hr. 30 min.
Moderate
No Photo
Date: September 5, 2014 Hikers will view resource areas including hunting and gathering locations, ancient trails, a disappearing creek, and Sand Hill Crane restoration site.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Fall Mushroom Hike - Edibles & Poisonous!
Nature Hike 7 hr. 30 min.
Moderate
Photo: Fall Mushroom Hike - Edibles & Poisonous!
Date: October 17, 2014 The first half of this hike involves learning basic mushroom identification techniques with a focus on distinguishing between edible and non-edible species. Enjoy mushroom collection during the second half. A bucket or basket and a small cutting knife are recommended. Involves climbing over logs and hiking on rocky trails. Bring waterproof boots.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Fall Edible Mushrooms
Nature Hike 8 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
Photo: Fall Edible Mushrooms
Date: October 25, 2014 The exact location of the collection is not determined, but we will look in the Gordon Road area and if we find some edible mushrooms, then we will move the group to Longbow group camp and do a cooking demonstration. People can bring food to share as well as their own lunch.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Edible Mushroom Hike
Nature Hike 7 hr. 30 min.
Moderate
Photo: Edible Mushroom Hike
Date: October 31, 2014 Learn about the uses of wild mushrooms and how to distinguish between edible and non-edible species. We will collect edible mushrooms and have a cooking demonstration at Longbow in the afternoon. Bring a small collecting knife and bags/baskets.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Swag and Wreath Making
Outdoor Class 7 hr. 30 min.
Easy
No Photo
Date: December 6, 2014 Learn to assemble holiday swags and wreathes from locally collected forest products, such as boughs, cones, and berries. Some wreath rings and wire will be on hand but consider bringing more, along with clippers for trimming boughs.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Winter Snowshoe Hike on Santiam Pass
Nature Hike 8 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
No Photo
Date: March 6, 2015 Explore what early travel was like in the forest in the historic Santiam River Area that once linked the Willamette Valley to eastern Oregon. The exact route will depend on snow conditions. Conditions can be tough, no novices please.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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Family Snowshoe Adventure in the Cascade
Nature Hike 8 hr. 00 min.
Moderate
No Photo
Date: March 28, 2014 and March 27, 2015 Learn about proper snowshoeing technique and about the winter environment in the Cascades. This hike is open to families, children 12 and older are welcome with adult supervision.

Prices: General: $10.00, Interagency Access Pass: $5.00, Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00

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