Soaring Sights of Smith Rock State Park

May 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Meet at Oregon Natural Desert Association
50 SW Bond St
Bend, OR 97702
Lisa Foster
(541) 330-2638
Soaring Sights of Smith Rock State Park @ Meet at Oregon Natural Desert Association | Bend | Oregon | United States

The Gray Butte Trail winds through juniper forest and sagebrush slopes of Gray Butte. Hikers will be rewarded with sights of spring wildflowers such as phlox, lupine and balsamroot.  And, if the wildflowers are not enough, the views of the Crooked River National Grasslands below and the snow-capped Cascades will be spectacular. Perhaps you will even get a glimpse of Mt. Hood! Charmane Powers, a botanist on the Deschutes National Forest since 1990, will lead the hike.

Difficulty: Moderate – Approximately 5.2 miles roundtrip. The Gray Butte Trail is well graded.

Event is free but registration is required.
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Alex Drude
Alex Drude
Alex Drude has been "The Sports Dude" in Bend and Eugene for more than a decade. He also really enjoys exploring Central Oregon, so adding "The Travel Dude" to his resume also seemed like a good idea. He still does sports Thursday afternoons on 88.9 KPOV's "Central Oregon Sports Talk" from 5 to 6 pm, and writes at