Central Oregon Walks, Hikes & Strolls for Mature Folks

Central Oregon Walks, Hikes & Strolls for Mature Folks

by Marsha Gail Johnson, Wendy Jean Gray

Paperback(2nd ed.)

$15.95
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details

Overview

Central Oregon Walks, Hikes & Strolls for Mature Folks was born from the desire to take our parents on suitable outings in the area. It evolved into a user-friendly guide for all ages. The outings cover some of the most beautiful destinations in Central Oregon and include treks for all ability levels from beginning walker to seasoned hiker. There are even outings for those in wheelchairs. Thus, it represents a useful handbook for locals and visitors to the region. The feasibility guage with each outing is a unique feature that makes it easy to determine if the outing is appropriate for kids, seniors, or anyone else. The introduction provides useful information for preparation to participate, and the appendix adds additional helpful resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971899612
Publisher: Birch Bark Communications
Publication date: 02/27/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 809,756
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Marsha Johnson moved to Central Oregon at age 21 and has spent decades enjoying the beauty of the area. While raising two sons and working in the advertising field, she managed to devote many hours over the years to hitting the mountain and forest trails. Finally, in 2000, she and her sister Wendy decided to write about some of the adventures they were experiencing, and together they created this trail guide to facilitate others' enjoyment of the area.

Wendy Gray worked in school administration in East Texas and spent many summers hiking in Oregon, Colorado and other states. She helped build a trail to the Continental Divide and led backpacking trips in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. She often hiked with her sister in Central Oregon, which led them, in 2000, to research and write a trail guide to facilitate others being able to enjoy the same wild beauty they were experiencing.

Table of Contents

Theme Outings, 5

Introduction, 9

Part I Hitting the Trail, 10

The Mature Hiker, 12

What to Know Before You God, 14

What to Take, 14

How to Prepare, 19

A Word About..., 20

How to Use This Guide, 22

Part 2, Strolls, 24

1 Ray Atekeson Memorial, 26

2 Dee Wright Observatory, 28

3 Head of the Metolius, 30

4 The Big Tree, 32

5 Smith Rock Viewpoint, 34

6 Juniper Park, 36

7 Old Mill, 38

8 Obsidian Flow, 40

9 Larkspur Trail, 42

10 Ponderosa Trail, 44

11 Paulina Falls, 46

12 Lava Cast Forest, 48

13 Head of Jack Creek, 50

14 Rimrock Springs 52

15 Lava Butte, 54

16 Drake Park, 56

17 Proxy Falls, 58

18 Fall Creek Falls, 60

19 South Twin Lake, 62

20 Fall River, 64

21 South Deschutes, 66

Part 3, Walks, 68

22 First Street Rapids, 70

23 Sparks Lake, 72

24 Tumalo State Park, 74

25 South Canyon Reach, 76

26 Sawyer River Trail, 78

27 Lava Island Falls, 80

28 Pilot Butte, 82

29 Dillon Falls, 84

30 Paulina Lake, 86

31 Soda Creek Meadow, 88

32 Whychus Creek Falls, 90

33 South Canyon East, 92

34 Horse Ridge Dry Canyon, 94

35 Wasco Lake, 96

36 Metolius River North, 98

37 Metolius River South, 98

Part 4, Hikes, 100

38 Linton Lake, 102

39 Blow & Doris Lakes, 104

40 Square Lake, 106

41 Todd Lake, 108

42 Canyon Creek Meadow, 110

43 Tumalo Mountain, 112

44 Alder Springs, 114

45 Shevlin Park, 116

46 Badlands, 118

47 Tenas Lakes, 120

48 Patjens Lakes, 122

49 Matthieu Lakes, 124

50 Benham Falls, 126

51 Wickiup Plain, 128

52 Tam McArthur Rim, 130

53 Carl Lake, 132

54 Lost Forest, 134

55 Tumalo Creek Canyon, 136

56 Smith Rock, 138

57 Belknap Crater, 140

58 Muskrat Lake, 142

59 Island Meadow, 144

60 Golden Lake 146

Appendices, 148

A Tree Identification 150

B Climate Chart, 153

C Group Outings, 154

D Hike Younger Tricks, 156

E Resources, 157

Customer Reviews