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HIKE & Learn: The Science of Sketching Clouds


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Hike leader and artist, Sarah F. Burns will lead a short hike south of Hobart Bluff on the Pacific Crest Trail. She will focus on capturing the character of the landscape, while practicing cloud sketching techniques. This section of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is particularly invigorating and should provide wonderful views of Hobart Bluff, Pilot Rock and the surrounding areas. Sarah will be providing sketching demonstrations and then work with participants as they create their own sketches.

Hike Duration: about 2 hours. Length: 1-2 miles round trip.

Level: Easy to Moderate. Very little altitude change, and we will take our time.

On the day of the hike:

  • Bring art supplies and your creative spirit.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Bring lunch and snacks
  • Additional items: Hat, Sunscreen, Walking Sticks, Binoculars, Hand Lens
  • Bring layers

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 Hobart Bluff Trailhead.

Directions: To carpool, meet at 8:30 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 Hobart Bluff trailhead. Take Highway 66 almost to the Greensprings Summit. Turn Right on Soda Mountain Road and follow the gravel road 5 miles to the parking lot. There is a pit toilet here and plenty of room for cars to park.