Clark Creek

April 9, 1999

Twelve hikers braved a snowy day to visit the tree sitters at Clark Creek Timber Sale several miles above Fall Creek Reservoir. Five interconnected (by cables) platforms nearly 200 feet in the canopy of old growth Douglas Firs have been occupied continuously since last April 19 (nearly one full year) in an attempt to stop the clear-cutting of one of the last remaining stands of low elevation climax forest. A ground support crew is camped nearby, and explained to the hikers questions that we had. If the cut is made as planned, operations could start as early as May 1 of this year. The tree-sit is at 1800-ft. elevation, and the last few miles we were driving in snow a few inches deep. A short hike was also through shallow snow, end we were showered with snow flurries throughout the day. The group returned to Eugene by 3:00 p.m. Obsidians Shirley Cameron, George Hermach, Marriner Orum and Sheila Ward, accompanied by non-members Rex Stevens, Bill Ward, Vicki Levine, Scott Percy, Tracy Jocelyn, Gene Gogol and Janet Cameron, were led to the site by Herm Fitz.


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