Wandering bare will be hosting: “The Fare Well to Summer Natural Walk” at Finley Wildlife Refuge. On Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. This should be a sensational walk with the fall colors, the warm sun, and the cool breeze. This walk is about just being naked, the fun and adventure of being naked on a sunny afternoon.
Let’s try to make the final natural walk of the summer memorable. This walk will have 3 legs. Each trail will begin and end at the same general area. Walk as many legs you like, each trail starts and ends with a short walk to the starting point.
We will enter the reserve on the Beaver & Cattail Ponds trailhead located at a turnout off Bruce Road.
Beaver & Cattail Ponds Trail, 1 mile each way.
Walk up a tree-lined service road to an old rock quarry site. Then through the Maple Knoll Research Natural Area to Beaver Pond, then to the interior service road.
The first leg is the “Campbell Lake Trail” about 2.5 to 3 miles. This trail runs through the reserve and ties all the trails together. Walking through fields and around Campbell Lake. Offers panoramic views of the reserve.
The second leg is the Mill Hill Loop Trail, 2.5 miles round trip.
This up-and-down trail takes you through many different forest types: oak, woodland, mature maple, and Douglas fir. Look for wood ducks or beavers on Gray Creek, or rest on one of the benches to watch for elk, deer, and other wildlife
The third leg is the Pigeon Butte Trail, 2.6 miles round trip
Pigeon Butte is the highest point in the Refuge and allows for great views of the Willamette Valley.
Here is a link to the Finley trail map.
Please feel free to post any comments or question you may have.