May 2019 Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Events

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Spring Nature Hike

Meet the ranger for a Spring hike along a short easy section of the park’s newest trail. As we hike we will watch for signs of spring and then turn-around at an amphibolite/quarts rock outcrop. This will be a 1/2 mile hike total distance. Bring a jacket and closed-toe shoes.

Date of Event: Sat, 05/04/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: 2nd Overlook (Sunrise Overlook)

Painting in the Park

As spring begins come up and relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last. 922

Date of Event: Sat, 05/04/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Meet at Picnic Area

Geology Hike

Metamorphic formations and intrusive quartz are just the beginning of the trail. We will also look for the connections that exist between the soil, rocks, and plants. Join us on this Appalachian Mountain hike. Wear appropriate shoes or boots. 922

Date of Event: Sun, 05/05/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Night Adventure Hike

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile round-trip night hike into the darkness along Mt. Jefferson’s famous ridgeline. We will seek out amazing views, stars, and the shimmering lights from town 1600 feet below us. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous, Appalachian night hikes are challenging. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised. 922

Date of Event: Fri, 05/10/2019 – 8:00pm
Start Location: Park Office

Spring Mountain Nature Hike

Meet a ranger for a springtime hike up-on the mountain. Explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes.

Date of Event: Sat, 05/11/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic area

Mountain Nature Hike

Meet a ranger for a springtime hike up-on the mountain. Explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes. 921

Date of Event: Sat, 05/25/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic area