Outdoor Journaling, Metolius Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and long-distance hiker and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for a day of tips and techniques for keeping a journal while keeping a good pace on the trail! Explore the Metolius Preserve and learn new ways to observe and record the landscape, reasons for keeping a trail journal, and tips for quickly sketching flora and fauna for later identification. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

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  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate, ~2 mile hike on trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and will explore trails in the area. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Lunch/snacks, water, journaling supplies, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius Preserve is a 1,240 acre forested Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Deschutes Land Trust established the Preserve in 2003. The Preserve contains mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch, as well as a rich diversity of other plant species. Three miles of Lake Creek, an important tributary to the Metolius River, flow through the property, contributing to the rich habitat found on the Preserve.