Coos Region...Adventure on Every Trail

 

Location and Time

 

We will rendezvous at the Bridge Country Store at 9:00.

 

Don Ivy's (short) hike leaves the store at 9:15 am to caravan to the trail head.  All hikers should arrive at the store by 9:00 to sign in and get organized.

 

Driving Directions: From Myrtle Point, head east on Hwy 42.   Go approximately 9 mi., turn right into parking lot of the Bridge Country Store.

 

Suggested carpool sites and departure times:

  • Bay Area Visitor Center - 7:45,
  • Coquille Visitor Center - 8:15,
  • Rays in Bandon - 7:45.

 

 

Euphoria Ridge Hikes - Saturday, April 15

 

Shorter Hike

 

Don Ivy, Tribal Chief of the Coquille Tribe will lead us on a hike through a beautiful rocky meadow.  Don will discuss the Coquille Tribe's natural resource and cultural resource management aims; the ecology of upland prairie/meadow habitats and the historic uses thereof; demonstration of industrial forestry practices; and etc.  This part of the hike will take about 2 hours.

 

The second part of Don's hike is essentially an extension of part one (another 90 minutes max) that exposes the hikers to some additional landscape/ecologies and discussions not of part one.

 

Hike is a moderate 4 miles but there are some steep climbs.  Plan on 3 to 3.5 hours.

 

Longer Hike

 

If there is interest (and a leader), this will be an 8 mile hike from Euphoria Ridge to Bear Pen Creek.  The hike will go through four trail sections from meadow to mature alder forest to old growth, with old roads connecting them.  This hike is rated difficult, and a shuttle is required to make it one way.

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