Out & About

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter



Oregon bass club meets tonight

PORTLAND — The Oregon Bass and Panfish Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.

Club members Rich Tombleson, Bob Judkins and Eric Tonsager will discuss smallmouth bass fishing the Willamette River and crappie and catfish angling in Prineville Reservoir.

Help need to brush out Augspurger trail

HOME VALLEY —Volunteers are needed to work on Augspurger Trail in the Columbia River Gorge on May 11 and 12.

Help is sought by the Washington Trails Association for either day. Workers will meet at the Home Valley Store at 8:30 a.m. then caravan to the north end of the trail. The priority will be to brush out vegetation to open the trail where it is crowded with thimbleberry and other shrubs.

For more information or to register, go online to www.wta.org, email Ryan Ojerio at ryan@wta.org or call 360-722-2657.

Volunteers sought to fix Hummocks trail

TOUTLE — Help is needed to maintain the Hummocks trail No. 229 near Coldwater Lake in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument on May 4.

Work is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers need to bring a sack lunch and plenty of water.

To sign up, or for more information, contact Luke Wakefield at 360-449-7883 or email lwakefield@mshinstitute.org.

Volcano institute to offer adventures

CHELATCHIE — Registration is open for the Mount St. Helens Institute’s educational guided adventures and hikes for this summer and fall.

Among the field seminars will be wildlife tracking, mountain bike riding in the blast zone, hiking to Crater Glacier and foraging for mushrooms.

Hikes scheduled will include the Siouxon, Butte Camp and Loowit trails, plus trails in the Coldwater and Windy Ridge areas.

To learn more or register, go online to http://mshinstitute.org.

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