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Catherine Creek

The wild and windy Columbia Gorge is on full view! Our day will start with visiting amazing wildflowers and important medicinals in open grassland and Ponderosa habitat, then exploring the old oak groves up the canyon. Balsamroot, yarrow, lupine, arrowleaf buckwheat, brodiaeas, California poppy and the beautiful bitterroot can all be flowering this time of year. We’ll also see sacred natural arches and geologic formations. This place is not to be missed!


Hiking difficulty: Easy-to-Moderate. Note that all weather types are a little more extreme in this part of the Gorge: the raindrops are bigger, the wind is more gusty, the sun blazes brighter… be prepared for everything! (Poison oak, ticks and rattlesnakes are all in their native homes here; we shall be respectful and cautious guests.)


This is a full day of plant medicine exploration. Study in the field includes botanical identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making. Tincture tasting may be included, with the opportunity to purchase plant medicines if desired. There will be a mid-day lunch break.


Date and Times: Saturday, April 30th 2022, 10:00am - 5:00pm

End time is approximate and depends upon weather and other circumstances.


Important: When you purchase the class you will be emailed a link to download a PDF file containing details about the class location and other necessary instructions. This link will be active for 30 days. If the link expires you may email us for a new link. However, as we prefer to spend our time in the woods rather than on the computer, we recommend downloading the file immediately.


Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $15 admin fee) up to 1 week before the day of the hike. Less than 7 days before the day of the hike 50% of tuition can be refunded. No refunds are possible less than 24 hours before the start of the hike or for no shows.

Catherine Creek

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