Walking distance: Up to 5 miles.
Elevation changes: Mostly flat along river; moderate grade at halfway point, 300 feet elevation gain.
Trail: Mostly narrow dirt or small rocky trails; asphalt or paved roads in parking areas and boat ramps.
Rest stops: Possibly an occasional bench near campground
Sun exposure: Treed and partially shaded by campground, full sun for most of hike
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Vault toilets and potable water at campground. Small parking lot at trailhead.
Field Trip Details
- Date: April 14, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
- Limited to 12 participants
Ross caught the birding bug in the spring of 2011, while living in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas. Since then, he has lived in Texas' High Plains, conducted breeding bird and environmental impact surveys in the region, as well as birded extensively throughout the Lone Star State and led trips for local Audubon chapters. He and his partner moved to the Portland area in 2016, and he has thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience Oregon's rich diversity of habitats, while becoming intimately familiar with its unique birdlife. Ross has birding experience in the UK, Costa Rica, and Australia, and delights in camping and traveling with family whenever possible. He has a keen interest in birding by ear, encouraging his toddler to identify flyover calls while on local hikes. Ross also has interests in birding equity and inclusion, particularly at the intersection of disability and universal design/access, and looks to promote birding opportunities for all.