Hiking 3.3-5 miles in the morning, 4.6-6.3 miles to Black Bar in the afternoon. Hiking 2.5 miles or rafting to campsite in the afternoon.
Meal prepared by program staff at Galice Lodge. Coffee, tea, juice, and water provided.
We'll check out of the lodge and depart for the trail at approximately 8:30 a.m. We will have the choice of a 3.3- or 5-mile hike this morning to either Whiskey Creek or Tyee campsite for our lunch stop. In general, the elevations encountered today (and on subsequent days) are low – starting with 689 feet at the trailhead – but the trail climbs and descends multiple times. In addition, though the trail is of moderate difficulty overall, participants may find certain sections of the trail more challenging. Hikers should be prepared for conditions including rocky slopes, loose gravel, washouts, and downed trees. Hikers should also be aware that poison oak grows along the trail (for this reason we recommend that you consider wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants).
At riverside, we’ll meet the hiking group and enjoy a lunch freshly prepared by O.R.E. staff.
We'll elect to begin a 4.6- or 6.3-mile hike to Black Bar. From there, we'll have the choice of rafting to our next campsite at Horseshoe Bend or hiking another 2.5 miles.
At the campsite, we'll gather for a meal prepared by O.R.E. staff.
Evening hours each day include leisure time, allowing for swimming, fishing, exploring the area and other campsite activities. Each day may also include instructional presentations on a variety of topics concerning the region’s cultural or natural history.