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HIKE: Writing Wild: Exploring Our Nature in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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   Writing Wild with Pepper Trail.

Pepper will lead a Hike and Learn focused on writing poetry and prose in the Soda Mountain area of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. We will hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, traversing several of the Monument’s distinctive ecosystems, with extended stops to provide opportunities for contemplation and writing. At several stops, Pepper will read poems from Cascade-Siskiyou written at those specific sites.

Hike Duration: about 6 hours                 Length: approximately 4 miles total
Level: Moderate. Slight climb to the top of Hobart Bluff, but we will take our time.

On the day of the hike:

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Additional items: Hat, Sunscreen, Walking Sticks, Camera, Binoculars, Hand Lens, your favored writing materials!
  • Wear sturdy shoes. 
  • Any protective clothing
  • Be considerate of the group and meet on time at the designated location.
  • Practice hike ethics and leave no trace. Learn more.

Limited facilities. There are pit toilet facilities at the PCT/Soda Mountain Road parking area.
Directions: To carpool, meet at 8:15 am in the Shop n’ Kart parking lot (corner of Ashland Street and Tolman Creek Road) Park at the west end, near the Oil Stop.
     Or, if you’re in the Greensprings, meet at the parking area at the Hwy 66/Soda Mountain Road junction at 9:00am. The hike should be done by 3:00 pm.