When the snow begins to fly in the high country, our thoughts turn to cross country skiing, snow shoeing and other outdoor winter sports.  In all our activities, the ultimate objective is to explore the more scenic areas of our environment, and savor to the fullest the aesthetic experience of wildness. 

WINTER
TRIPS 

Upcoming Winter Trips

March
Hike Amazon Hdwtrs/Spencer Bt
Hike Salem Exploration
Hike Cascade Raptor Center

Moderate Hike—Amazon Hdwtrs/Spencer Butte—Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Leader: Tom Rundle

This is an aerobic hike with few stops. Come a few minutes early so we can leave on time. The hike takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes.

To get to the trailhead: Take West Amazon to Martin Street. Turn left. Drive past Kinney Park and park on Martin at the Kiosk sign board across from Canyon Drive Street sign with hiker symbol. Please call the leader if any questions. One can take LTD Bus #28 to Martin Street

Easy Hike—Salem Exploration—Thursday, March 30, 2017
Leader: Janet Jacobsen

Explore the Capitol Mall with the cherry blossoms in bloom (we hope), buildings, the river walk and bridges. We will eat lunch at a downtown restaurant or Willamette University cafeteria. Link to photos https://www.bing.com/images/search q=salem+oregon+capitol+mall+cherry+blossoms&go=Search&qs=bs&form=QBIDMH

The limit of 16 is so that we only have four cars. Don't forget to check if you can drive.

The mileage/carpool cost doesn't reflect the driving into Salem. It might be closer to $13.00

Easy Hike—Cascade Raptor Center—Thursday, March 30, 2017
Leader: Carla Cooper

We will leave from the Amazon Headwaters trailhead on Martin Street and take the trail up to Fox Hollow Road at a leisurely pace. We can look for trillium blooms along the way. The Raptor Center is across from the Fox Hollow trailhead. Birds are on exhibit in large outdoor aviaries. Admission fees are: Adults: $9, Seniors: $8, Youths (2-12): $6, Raptor Center Members: Free. Most Lane County libraries have free family passes you can check out. Children are welcome on this hike.

Directions to Martin Street: Take West Amazon to Martin Street, turn left, drive past Kinney Park and park on the street near the kiosk sign board. Please call the leader if you have any questions.

Archived schedules from previous years:
2015-16   2014-15   2013-14   2012-13   2011-12   2010-11   2009-10   2008-09   2007-08   2006-07   2005-06   2004-05   2003-04   2002-03   2001-02   2000-01

 

WINTER SNO-PARK PERMITS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL NW WINTER SPORTS PARKING AREAS FROM NOVEMBER 1 TO APRIL 15 Are you prepared for your winter trip?
Read the Obsidian guide to being prepared for your outdoor winter adventure.
Winter Trip Guide
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Questions about Winter Trips?
Contact Dave Lodeesen - 214-709-0352 - wintertrips@obsidians.org

 

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