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Sauvie Island where the Columbia and Willamette Rivers meet has a very interesting history, as described in Bill Sullivan's Book "Exploring Oregon's History". Lewis and Clark stopped there in 1805. Nathaniel Wyeth built Fort William there about 1832 in an attempt to rival the trading posts at Fort Astoria and Fort Vancouver. (The leader will bring a copy of the book if anyone would like to read it as we carpool). The trail now goes through Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, where herons and bald eagles may be seen, if we are lucky. There is a required $10 per day parking permit for the Wildlife Area. You might expect the trail to be somewhat muddy. Please contact the leader by noon the day prior for meeting time and place.
Hiking Distance: 7 miles RT.
Elevation Gain: 0 feet.
Driving Distance: 120 miles RT.
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Trip Leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.
Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum of 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MÉDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, elevation gain 1000-2000 feet
HARD: Long, difficult, and strenuous
To reimburse drivers for vehicle operation costs, the suggested donation by passengers is $0.10 per mile per person to the driver.