North Bank Deer Preserve

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Leader: Janet Jacobsen
Hike: 8 miles, 1800 ft (Moderate)

Our early 7:00 departure from the LCC parking lot was to to make sure that no one was blocked by Eugene Marathon street closures. One of our hikers who lived near West Amazon still had to detour to Washington Bridge. With sun and a cool breeze, it was a perfect day to converse and hike up and down the open rolling hills that provided 360 degree panoramic views of the North Fork of the Umpqua River and surrounding foothills. Perhaps the wet winter contributed to the incredible displays of white camus, purple iris and red poison oak. The unexpected appearances of a vibrant pink flower was perhaps Hooker's Indian Pink. The usual muddy sections of the lower trail/road were covered with grass and yellow buttercups reminding one of the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz. We were back at the parking lot at 1:15 with plenty of time to stop for ice cream at Rice Hill.

Members: Jacobsen, Janet, Randall, Kathy, Cooper, Carla, Rolfe, Jorry, Sutterfield, June.

Death Camas—photo by Kathy Randall
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