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writing from the wilds

Contemplating the Wilds

photo courtesy of Lakes of the Western Cascades backpacker, Caroline Sutton

Beginning Backpackers Ready to Hit the Trail

Wilderness Medicine Institute Classes taught at Opal Creek!

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The Ultimate Science Lab

Close Encounter

Macroinvertebrate Mayhem!

On the Road

Beginning backpackers hike into Jawbone in the sunshine.

Tall Trees

Banks High School AP biology students use a clinometer to measure the height of Opal Creek's trees.

Gotcha!

A student poses with his Opal Creek catch. This amphibian was identified streamside and returned to the cold waters from which he was taken.

Opal Creek Bulletin

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Construction on the Half Bridges a mile inside of the gate on the main road and the Battle Ax Bridge in Jawbone Flats has begun! We will maintain access to the Wilderness and Jawbone Flats for program participants and recreational hikers alike, but please note the following:

  • Visitors should anticipate encountering construction workers and equipment on this road/trail from October 14 through the end of the year. » Read more…

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      Bridge Construction Has Begun!

      By kristina | 10/23/2014

      Construction on the Half Bridges a mile inside of the gate on the main road and […]

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      New Pedestrian Footbridge is In!

      By kristina | 07/25/2014

      Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center has installed a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Battle Ax Creek […]

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      Battle Axe Bridge Closure

      By kristina | 06/03/2014

      The Battle Axe Bridge in Jawbone Flats is currently closed to pedestrian traffic due to damage […]

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