Catherine Creek, WA
The wild and windy Columbia Gorge is on full view! Our day will include visiting amazing wildflowers and important medicinals in the open grassland and Ponderosa habitat, and then exploring the the old oak groves up the canyon. Balsamroot, yarrow, lupine, california poppy and the beautiful bitterroot can all be flowering this time of year. We’ll also see sacred natural arches and geologic formations. Easy-moderate hiking. 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 is brighter... be prepared for everything. (Note that poison oak, ticks and rattlesnakes are all in their native homes here; we are respectful and cautious guests)
Our full-day medicinal plant hikes for small groups include detailed attention to plant identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making.
Date and Times: Saturday, May 1, 10:00am - 5:00pm (includes a lunch break)
To bring: clothes and shoes for all types of weather including warm layers and rain gear and hats. A day pack with enough water for the whole day, lunch and snacks, note-taking tools. Masks required.
Refund policy: A refund (minus a $10 admin fee) can be given for cancellations up until 24 hours before the event. No refunds are possible less than 24 hours before the class, or for no-shows on the day of the event.
When you purchase the class you will be given a link to download the pdf which has directions and other instrictions needed for the class.