Thanks to all for a successful 2012 Outings & Lectures series! Check back in mid-2013 for our upcoming summer schedule.
2012 SUMMER SCHEDULE
SATURDAY OUTINGSInto The Wallowa outings are half-day guided tours of significant lands throughout the Wallowa Country. All outings are led by local experts and open to the public. Outings are free of charge although donations are appreciated.
When: Saturdays, 9am to noon (except for the August 25 excursion to Joseph Canyon)
Where: Meet at Wallowa Land Trust’s Office (116 South River Street), across from the County Courthouse
Why: To learn more about this beautiful place that we all share
Be Prepared! Bring water, snacks and sturdy shoes. Dress appropriately—you never know when there might be a wind or rain storm. You also may want to bring a pen and notepad and your camera
• July 7—East Moraine of Wallowa Lake: Iconic LandscapeLed by the WLT staff, this hike will highlight the cultural and ecological value of the moraines. The staff will focus on ways in which the protection of the privately owned moraines symbolically and practically can help to maintain the rural nature of Wallowa County. Moderate to strenuous hike. Meet at WLT office at 9am.
• July 14—Confluence of Lostine & Wallowa Rivers Conservation EasementJoin WLT staff and landowner Woody Wolfe to learn about the importance of Wallowa Land Trust’s conservation easement on the Wolfe Ranch. This outing will include a rare opportunity to explore the confluence of the two major rivers in the Wallowa Valley which was a traditional Nez Perce summer camp. Moderate hike. Meet at WLT office at 9am.
• August 4—BoulderFields: Birds, Plants and More*Note change of trip leader* Local biologist Kendrick Moholt will guide us through this dramatic landscape dotted with glacial erratics (glacier-deposited boulders). Find and identify birds and flora along the Wallowa River. Easy walking. Meet at WLT office at 9am.
• August 11—West Moraine of Wallowa Lake: Vital Wildlife Corridor Hike the beautiful West Moraine of Wallowa Lake with naturalist Kendrick Moholt who will lead you to the crest for stunning views. Learn about the natural history and ecological functions of the West Moraine as well as the development pressures it now faces.Moderate hike. Meet at WLT office at 9am.
• August 25—Joseph Canyon: Exploring the North End’s Canyon CountryHead to the untrammeled North End of Wallowa County with naturalist David Mildrexler. Here, participants will delve into Joseph Canyon for stunning vistas and a conversation about the protection of this precious landscape.Moderate to strenuous hike. Meet at WLT office at 8am
• September 1—East Moraine of Wallowa Lake: Geologic TreasureExperience the Wallowa Lake Moraines with geologist Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop. This hike will emphasize the geology, natural history, and cultural significance of the moraines, as well as local efforts to protect this iconic landscape from development. Moderate to strenuous hike. Meet at WLT office at 9am.
EVENING PRESENTATIONSFridays, 7pm at Stage One (117 ½ East Main St.) in Enterprise
• August 10—Introduction to the W’al'wama: The People of the WallowasDuring this evening lecture, Tim Nitz, Oregon/Washington Unit Manager of Nez Perce National Historical Park, will provide an overview of the culture of the W’al'wama (Wallowa Band Nez Perce). Relying upon native objects and stories, Nitz will discuss the roles of men, women, youth and the elderly, and how they interacted with the land, flora, and fauna of the Wallowa Country from time immemorial.
• August 31—Moraines of Wallowa Lake lecture & book release with Dr. Ellen Morris BishopExpert geologist Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop will captivate you with the geologic history of the Wallowa Mountains and Wallowa Lake’s exceptional moraines. This lecture will mark the release of Wallowa Land Trust’s book Moraines of Wallowa Lake. For this book, Dr. Bishop collaborated with local photographer David Jensen to capture the stunning beauty and explain the geology, ecology and cultural significance of the moraines.
Thank you to the Pacific Power Foundation & City of Enterprise Motel Tax Grant for their generous support of the 2012 Outings Program!
To view the 2012 Outings Poster, click here.
For more information, call 541-426-2042, stop by the WLT office at 116 S. River Street in Enterprise or email Julia Lakes.