WE ARE CANCELLING THE CAPE HORN EDIBLES HIKE DUE TO CONDITIONS RELATED TO THE FIRES.
Sunday, September 10th, 9:00 am – 3:00 or 4:00 pm
Join Jesse Brownlee of Half Wild for a day hike along the beautiful Cape Horn Trail Loop. Hikers will learn to identify the wild foods and medicinal plants we will encounter along the way. The entire trail loop is 7.7 miles and generally takes 6-7 hours as we will be walking at a leisurely pace with frequent stops to identify and discuss plants. If you are not planning to go the entire route there will be strategic breaks at viewpoints that make a great times to head back to the trailhead. Final end time will be determined by the speed of the group, so plan for this to be an all-day hike and remember, you may head back to the trailhead at any time! Bring lunch, snacks, camera, water, clothing for the weather and anything you’ll need to keep you comfortable on the trail. This will be a fun, educational hike with lots of fresh air, good exercise and great photo opportunities!
A few things to note:
– The Salmon Falls trailhead lot where we will begin fills quickly in the mornings and parking can be difficult, so please carpool and plan to arrive a little early.
– As this is a long hike we will begin promptly at 9 am. If you are running late, please catch up with the group along the trail (we will not be moving fast!).
– We will take the upper section first (keeping right at the first fork near the trailhead). This section requires uphill walking and several switchbacks. However, we’ll do it in the cool of the morning and will be stopping frequently to identify plants along the way. Once we cross Strunk Road there will be a level section through a field along a gravel road, and then nearly all the rest of the loop is downhill.
– Several sections are rocky talus slopes, so be prepared with good footwear to trek over rocks that can sometimes move under your feet.
– We will finish up at the base of the trail, and will walk back up the gentle uphill slope of Cape Horn Road to get back to the trailhead.
– Jesse is a licensed Wilderness EMT and Certified Interpretive Guide, and will be carrying a medical kit for the group.
Please visit http://www.capehornconservancy.org for more information on the trail, and a great trail map!
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Jesse Brownlee is the owner of Half Wild, LLC. Born and raised in rural Georgia, she now lives and works in the Columbia Gorge. She is a Ranger, Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness EMT who spends large amounts of time in lush forests of the Gorge hunting for the freshest local delicacies.