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1  r= - May 16, 2012 Page 3 /00LM00N00C ,,,t00l00/STOV|S Ira=. Temperatures Forecast 541-928-4986 rvng O • Wood, Gas, Se : E Pellet Stoves Sales E Service o Sweeps Installations Inspections Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Precip May 8 78 40 .00 May9 73 42 .00 May 10 6 31 .00 May 11 63 29 .00 May 12 73 30 .00 May 13 82 37 .00 May 14 86 47 .00 Lake Levels Precipitation to d ate: 34.83 May 19, 2011:26.93 Sunny, with a few clouds sprin- kled in, through the weekend. Highs mid-60s to 70s, lows in the 40s. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information. Foster Reservoir: 634.45 Green Peter Res. :1006.86 .,... ..,Lift up your face to God. You will make your prayer to He will hear you, And you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing00 And it wilt be established for yo00;. i So light wilt shine on your ways. lOB 22:26-28 : VOUR CONMUNIT V _____ -_ :_--____- -: II Hikes From page 1 Velez said. Visitors can enjoy the hike. ask questions and then ex- plore other recreational opportuni- ties on their own later. The hikes are popular, she said. and some are already full, Velez said, but people interested in the hikes should check back the week before the hike because they sometimes have openings when others cancel. The following is a schedule of events: • Outdoor Preparedness Class, May 19. Learn about the ba- sic skills needed to survive an out- door emergency from volunteers. The class includes shelter build- ing, signaling and how to start a fire - even in the rain. The class. which begins at 9 a.m.. still has openings. • Wildflowers at Low El- evation Meadows and Forests - Camas Prairie, May 24. 2 miles, easy difficulty. Explore habitat characteristics and conditions that produce the amazing array of low elevation wildflowers that return each spring. Includes wildflower identification and traditional uses of plants. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Botanist Alice Smith will lead the hike. Hike is full. • Free Fishing Day and Fos- ter Lake Fishing Derby, June 9. This family event includes casting contests and educational activities that focus on the joy of fishing. • .Cascadia Cave Heritage Hike, June 15, 2 miles, easy. Fol- low the historic footsteps of the Kalapuya Indians along the lower floodplains of the South Santiam River. Includes traditional uses of plants. The trail may be muddy. Begins at 9 a.m. Archaeologist Tony Farque will lead the hike. Openings remain. • Santiam Wagon Road Hike - Burnside Road to Mountain House, June 21. 7 miles, moder- ate. Explore what early travel was like in the forest on the historic toll road that once linked the Wil- lamette Valley to eastern Oregon. Hike is mostly downhill. Begins at 8 a.m. Leader is Farque. Hike is full. • Wildflower Auto Tour, June 30, no hiking necessary. Explore native wildflowers and the vol- canic landscapes that formed the Cascades on a narrated auto tour through the district. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Smith. • Iron Mountain and Cone Peak, July 3. 6 miles, difficult. Explore the history, wildflowers. panorarmc views, and geological formations that surround these two landmarks. Trail is rocky and uneven in places. Begins at 8 a.m. Leader is Farque. • Three Pyramids Wildflower Hike. July 20, 4 miles, difficult. Learn about the native wildflower species adorn ridge tops of the Old Cascades. Begins at 8 a.m. Leader is Smith. • Streamside Rock Hounding, July 27. 1 mile. moderate. Learn about the origin and identification of river rocks. Includes walking and climbing over uneven ground and boulders. A rock hammer. hand lens and rock identification book are recommended. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Lance Gatchell. • Echo Basin Wildflower Hike, Aug. 3, 3 miles, moderate. Learn about the stunning diver- sity that grows in this volcanically formed basin. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Smith. • Streamside Rock Hounding, Aug. 10. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Gatchell. • Gordon Meadows Heritage Hike, Aug. 16, 5 miles, moderate. Learn about the cultural history of these high elevation meadows. Includes traditional uses of plants. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Farque. • CCC Alumni Potluck Pic- nic at Longbow, Aug. 22. Join in celebrating the successes and sto- ries of the Civilian Conservation Corps. This annual event is open to the public. Begins at 11 a.m. • Lava Lake Hike, Aug. 30, 7 miles, moderate. Explore the unique volcanic geology and histo- ry of the High Cascades. Involves climbing over logs and walking on rock gurfaces. Don't forget bin- oculars. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Farque. • Santiam Wagon Road - Eno Road to Clear Lake. Sept. 6, 5 miles, moderate. Begins at 8 a.m. Leader is Farque. • Berry Picking Bonanza, Sept. 8, locations to be announced, series of half-mile hikes. Learn about the berries that have sus- tained people and wildlife in the Cascades for thousands of years. Includes traditional uses of berries and how to distinguish between edible and non-edible berries. This is a great hike for families. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Smith. • Over the River. Through the - Woods Scenic Byway Tour, Sept. 20. half-mile hikes in several loca- tions. Explore the Over the River, File Photo Sweet Home Ranger District botanist Alice Smith shows participants in an edible mushroom hike how to find and identify such delicacies of the forest. Through the Woods Scenic Byway as it weaves its way through the Cascade Mountains. Includes the areas cultural history and native flora and fauna. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Farque. • Cascadia Cave Heritage Hike, Sept. 21.2 miles, easy. Be- gins at 9 a.m. Leader is Farque, • Mushroom Hike. location to be announced. Oct. 12, 1 to 3 miles, moderate. The first half of this hike includes basic mushroom identification techniques with a fo- cus on distinguishing between ed- ible and non-edible species. Enjoy mushroom collection during the second half. A bucket or basket and a small cutting knife are recom- mended. Involves climbing over logs and hiking on rocky trails. Bring waterproof boots. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Tiffany Young. • Fall Colors and Seasonal Changes Hike - Pyramid Trail. Oct. 19. 2 miles, moderate. En- joy panoramic views of the Cas- cades and mpressive fall colors. Includes adaptations displayed by native plant and animal species as winter approachs. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Ryan Murdoff. • Edible Mushroom Hike. Oct. 26, location to be announced: 1 mile. moderate. Learn about the uses of wild mushrooms, how to distinguish between ed- ible and non-edible species and which forest conditions produce these sought-after members of the fungus family. Bring waterproof boots. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Gatchell. • Edible Mushroom Hike, Nov. 2, location to be announced, 1 mile, moderate. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Smith. • Holiday Wreaths and Cen- terpieces, Dec. 1, no hiking neces- sary. Learn how to use boughs and greenery from the forest to make holiday decorations that will be enjoyed by all. Boughs and floral wire will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring deco- rations, such as ornaments and bows. Begins at 10 a.m. Leaders are Smith and Young. • Winter on the Wagon Road Snowshoe Trek, March 8. 3-4 miles, moderate (no novices). Ex- plore what early tavel was like in the forest on the historic toll road that once linked the Willamette Valley to eastern Oregon. The ex- act route will depend on snow con- ditions. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Young. • Kids Kicking It in the Snow! Snowshoe Trek, March 29. location to be announced, 2-3 miles. Experience winter in the high elevations and learn about winter ecology and wildlife in an Santiam Feed and Garden 541-367-5134 Bill and Verna Bell will celebrate their 70th anniversary on May 20, 2012. A reception to honor this milestone in their lives will be held: Saturday May 19, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Sweet Home Senior Center 880 18th Ave. Sweet Home. area shaped by a series of volcanic eruptions. Children 8 and old are welcome with an adult. Begins at 9 a.m. Leader is Young. All hikes begin at the Sweet Home Ranger District office. 4431 Hwy. 20. Transportation is provided to and from trailheads. Most are half- day hikes. Participants should plan on returning to the office by about 3 p.m. Other hikes return as late as 5 or 6 p.m. The fee for day hikes is $10 per person and $5 for those with Golden Age and Access Passports and Interagency Senior and Access Passes. Registration is required due to limited space in vehicles. Cancellations for guided hikes must be made at least two weeks prior to the date of the hike to re- ceive a refund. Participants need to bring water and a lunch for every hike; Other recommended items include hiking boots, a day pack, walking stick, extra socks, hat, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen. insect repellent, small first-aid kit. required medications, bee or hornet sting kit if allergic, hand -wipes, camera, binoculars and field guides. Additional hikes may be add- ed throughout the year. Call (541) 367-5168 for fur- ther information. 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