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Sam’s Valley Cultural and Natural History Tour

REGISTRATION will open on April 12th at 6am.

Judi Boyd, cemetery board director, will begin the tour with a presentation on the historic Antioch Cemetery which has operated continuously from the mid nineteenth century to the present. The tour continues on the adjoining 125-acre SOLC conservation easement property with owner, Art Coolidge. Get a glimpse of this privately owned oak savanna oasis. The easement protects many sensitive and protected varieties of plants and animals while managing for grazing in specific areas. Together, this block of land provides great habitat for visits of up to 40 elk, the Lewis's woodpecker, and soaring hawks which complement the extensive varieties of flora, including early spring blooms of the rare Gentner's fritillary. Geologic delights of agates and petrified wood have been seen while walking the land.

Guides: Judi Boyd and Art Coolidge
Focus: Cultural and Natural History
Limit: 22
Meeting Location: Near White City. Exact meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration.
Difficulty: 2 miles, flat easy terrain on and off trails.Weed seeds and ticks may be present so long pants are advised. A portable toilet is available at the Cemetery.

For more info or help with registration call 541.482.3069 or email

Waiting List:
Folks on the waiting list often get invited to the hike, so please add your name if the hike is full.

Banner image: Conserved Sam's Valley property photo by SOLC.