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Walton Lake Cross-Country Ski

Come out to the Ochocos to see the exceptionally orange Ponderosa pines under a snowy backdrop.

Level: Easy-Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: ~300 feet
Leader: Sarah Cuddy
Location: Walton Lake Snowpark in the Ochoco National Forest (carpools depart from Bend)

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Walton Lake Snowshoe Hike

Come out to the Ochocos to see the exceptionally orange Ponderosa pines under a snowy backdrop.

Level: Easy-Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: ~300 feet
Leader: Sarah Cuddy
Location: Walton Lake Snowpark in the Ochoco National Forest (carpools depart from Bend)

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Edison Butte Snowshoe Trek

Join Oregon Wild's Erik Fernandez on a beginner snowshoe excursion to the beautiful winter wonderland near Edison Butte.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: ~500 feet
Leader: Erik Fernandez
Location: Deschutes National Forest

Date: January 22nd (note: this was originally scheduled for the 21st but was changed due to conflict with the presidential inauguration protests that will be happening).

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Gwynn Creek & Cook's Ridge Loop Hike (Winter)

With ocean views and stands of old growth Spruce and Fir, this loop along the edge of the Cummins Creek Wilderness is moderate, but has some short steep stretches as well as long moderate climbs. This hike will be a rain or shine hike, be prepared for some muddy spots and wet weather.

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
Distance: 6.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Leader: Jason Gonzales

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Odell Overlook Snowshoe Hike

Explore the forested hills near the Gold Lake Sno-Park and take in spectacular views of Odell Lake on this fun snowshoe hike.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 300-500 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Gold Lake Sno-Park, near Willamette Pass (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Marilyn Lakes Snowshoe Hike

Trek past frozen lakes and amble through snowy forests on this moderately rated snowshoe hike.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet – a bit of up and down
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Gold Lake Sno-Park, near Willamette Pass (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Fall Creek Mushroom Hike (FULL - Wait list only)

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about mushroom ecology and identification on this fairly easy, slow-paced fall hike, and collect some choice specimens to take home! 

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation Gain: 0-500 feet
Leader: Bruce Newhouse and Peg Boulay
Shepherd: Chandra LeGue
Location: Fall Creek area, Willamette National Forest (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Upper Middle Fork Willamette Trail Hike (Full - wait list only)

Explore an upper stretch of the Middle Fork Willamette River, where the springs are cold, the forests are ancient and the river is undammed. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles 
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest, SE of Eugene (carpools depart from Eugene, with stops up-river on the way to Oakridge)

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Opal Creek Ancient Forest Hike

Join us for a walk back in time to an ancient Oregon forest in one of the state’s signature Wilderness areas.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5-7 miles
Elevation Gain: minimal
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Opal Creek Wilderness, Willamette National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

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Round Mountain Hike

This scenic trail travels over the top of Round Mountain in the heart of the Ochoco Mountains.

Level: Difficult
Distance: 8 miles 
Elevation Gain: ~2,000 feet
Leader: Sarah Cuddy
Location: Ochoco National Forest (carpools depart from Bend)

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