Out & About
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Table Mountain trail work party on Saturday
NORTH BONNEVILLE — A work party is scheduled beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in the state’s Table Mountain Natural Resources Consevation Area as part of the 19th annual National Trails Day.
Volunteers will meet at the Bonneville Hot Spring Resort parking lot. They are encouraged to bring loppers, a handsaw, sturdy books, water and lunch.
The group will make a steep climb of seven to nine miles doing light trail maintenance along the way.
For more information, call Carlo Abbruzzese at 360-575-5056 or email him at carlo. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Turkey Federation banquet on Saturday
Tickets will be available at the door Saturday for the 16th annual banquet of the Fort Vancouver Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation at Club Green Meadows, 7703 N.E.72nd Ave.
Door open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets cost $65 for singles, $95 for couples and $25 for youth age 16 and younger.
The event will feature an auction, silent auction, raffles and door prizes. Items available will include guns, knives, art prints, collectable bronzes, hunting and camping gear, trips, archery good, jewelry and more.
Tickets also are available by calling Ken Cox at 360-314-7946 or Jason Gomulkiewicz by 360-448-9091.
Guided hike set Saturday at Hummocks trail
TOUTLE — A free, guided hike on Hummocks trail No. 229 in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The trailhead is on state Highway 504, across the road from the entrance to Coldwater Lake. It is 45 miles east of Interstate 5.
The 2.6-mile trail winds through the hummocks created by the 1980 eruption and offers a close look at wetlands and ponds plus views of Mount St. Helens and the upper North Fork of the Toutle River.
Saturday is National Trails Day. Fees are waived at fee sites for the day in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Trout Lake plans cycling tours on June 25
TROUT LAKE — Registration is open online for the ninth annual Mount Adams Country Bicycle Tour on June 25.
The event includes an 11.5-mile family ride in the Trout Lake valley, 51-mile loop to BZ Corner and Glenwood, a 54-mile loop into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and a 105-mile loop combining the 51- and 54-mile routes.
All the rides begin and end at the school in Trout Lake.
Fees are $20 for the family ride and $65 for the other loops. Included will be sagwagons, emergency teams, rest stops and snacks and a dinner.
Proceeds are used by the Trout Lake Area Business Association to support community charity and service groups.
To register, go online to www.troutlakewashington.org. For more information, contact Rick Allen at DrRick@CascadeWellnessClinic.com or by calling 509-395-0024 or 503-803-2766.
Classes to teach about volcano
CHELATCHIE — A series of eight field classes including a climb of Mount St. Helens will be offered in June and July by the non-profit Mount St. Helens Institute.
The schedule includes offereings on plants, birds, photography, geology and more.
For more information, a full schedule or to register, go online to www.mshinstitute.org.
Camping free Saturday in Oregon state parks
Saturday is state parks day in Oregon, when most visitors can camp overnight free of charge.
No fee will be charged to use full hookup (sewer, electricity, water), electrical hookup (water, electricity) or tent sites. Full rates will be charged for yurts, cabins, horse camps and group areas.
Parking will be free at day-use areas.