Outdoor Journaling, Whychus Canyon Preserve


**This event has been canceled**

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 Whychus Canyon 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.



  • Outing Details + Route

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

    Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk 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

    Whychus Canyon Preserve is a 930 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. It was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2010 and an additional 480 acres was added in 2014. The Preserve contains four miles of Whychus Creek, high quality grasslands, old growth juniper, cottonwood and aspen stands. With such a diverse range of habitats, Whychus Canyon Preserve is home to a variety of fish and wildlife.