REGISTRATION will open on April 4th at 6am.
Guide: Larry Smith
Focus: History, natural history, development of the Woodlands
Description: Join us on a four-mile hike through Jacksonville’s Historic Rich Gulch Mining District and descend into French Gulch to view a reestablished hydraulic mining display and water cannon. The three hour hike will also include the Chinese Diggings and Panorama Point and if time allows a partial hike on the Petard Water Ditch Trail. Larry Smith will discuss how the miners changed the forests around Jacksonville and the group will be able to view a number of “Glory Holes” that proved to be far from glorious. Larry is a local school teacher and a longtime resident and board member of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association.
The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy holds seven conservation easements on lands owned by the City of Jacksonville that are part of the Jacksonville Woodlands and Trails system. Learn more at landconserve.org/jacksonville-woodlands.
Meeting Location: Jacksonville, Oregon. Meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration.
Difficulty: 4 miles of relatively flat walking on broad well-maintained trails
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