Date(s) - September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powell Butte Nature Park
We’ll meet at the base of the Butte via SE 162nd, in the gravel parking lot at 10AM. This is a 611 acre park with nine miles of trails – be on time so that we can leave together. It could be tricky finding our group otherwise. Powell Butte is an extinct volcano – a cinder cone, to be exact. Paul Edison-Lahm will lead us on a guided hike. We’ll learn about the history of Powell Butte, and its geological make up.
We’ll also be on the lookout for the many varieties of birds and other wildlife that we might see, such as deer, bunnies, pheasants, foxes, skunks, chipmunks, coyotes, raccoons and ground squirrels.
This will be a slow paced hike, to allow for time to observe, discuss, and ask questions as we walk. Children that can walk for a mile or two will enjoy this hike. Dogs are welcome – bring a leash and pick-up bags.
It will likely start out cool, but quickly become warm, so wear layers and bring water and any snacks. We’ll stop at the top to enjoy the space, the incredible views, visit with each other and take photos. This will be a great time to enjoy any snacks if you bring any, before we walk back down the Butte.iCal |