REGISTRATION will open on May 10 at 6am.
Guide: Dr. Tom Atzet
Focus: Ecology, outside of Merlin on Rogue River
Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon’s roles in “The River Wild” helped make Hellgate Canyon famous over 20 years ago. The Rogue River carved a 200-foot-deep canyon through a unique combination of geology. Consequently, a rich and unusual flora hangs on through our hot summers. Indian Mary Park has a fascinating history dating to the local Native American wars associated with settlers and gold mining. The scars of the 1964 flood are still visible.
Meeting Location: Merlin, OR. Exact location and directions will be emailed upon registration.
Difficulty: Easy, 2 miles on mostly flat surfaces; restrooms available at stops.