***The date of this hike has changed to October 1st from 6:30-9:30pm***
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jim Hammond for an exploration of the summer night sky at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Enjoy a brief sunset walk into the meadow at the Preserve where Jim and friends will set up telescopes and help folks identify constellations, planets and far-away galaxies. Explore astronomy and get a rare chance to enjoy the dark skies of this Land Trust Preserve. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy 1-mile walk on the Whychus Canyon Preserve hiking trails.
Route: This hike will start at the Whychus Canyon Preserve kiosk and follow trails into a sage meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring
Flashlights, warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs, snacks, water, 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.