Meditation + Drawing Hike, Skyline Forest

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Rane Stempson for a new kind of spring hike in Skyline Forest! We'll start the hike with a walking meditation and then hike up to Bull Springs for a mini-lesson in charcoal drawing. Walking meditation helps us imagine that we "print peace, serenity and happiness on the ground and gives us gratitude for the earth that sustains us." Explore meditation, mountains, creativity and your surrounding forest in a unique area close to Bend. See how nature is rebounding after the Two Bulls Fire of 2014 and hear a little about Skyline Forest history. No experience necessary. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~3 mile hike on trails.

    Route: This hike will follow Bull Creek up to its start in Bull Springs. Terrain will be uneven at times.

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

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather. please bring a journal to write on we will supply charcoal and paper.

  • About the Property

    Skyline Forest is a privately-owned forest between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. This 33,000 acre tree farm was historically known as the Bull Springs Tree Farm, and the Deschutes Land Trust has been working for a decade to conserve the forest for the local community. Surrounded by state and federal lands, Skyline Forest contains important wildlife habitat, tremendous recreation opportunities and protects the scenic green foothills that set off the Central Oregon Cascades.