Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I took this shot on August 23, 2008 in Central Oregon. This is the image I'm using to print flyers about a free event on Friday, May 1, 2009 about the Pacific Crest Trail.
Jonathan Erickson of the United States Forest Service will make a presentation regarding the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail, stretching from the Mexico Border to the Canadian Border, passing through the Sisters area on its way.
The event will take place at Sisters Christian Church, 302 E. Main Street in Sisters, and refreshments will be served.
An estimated 300 thru-hikers will stop in Sisters to re-supply with food and fuel as they head North towards Government Camp and Timberline Lodge near Mt. Hood. Sisters is referred to as a Trail Town by a number of popular PCT guide books, and it's not uncommon for hikers to stay in a motel for the night, looking for a place to take a shower, do laundry, check their e-mail or post to their trail journal or blog. Many will make their way to the post office for packages, or travel to Bend to repair or replace gear or buy new shoes.
The 2,000 mile marker is located in the 17 mile section of trail that lies between Highway 242 and Highway 20. The primary means of getting to and from Sisters is hitch-hiking. While there is considerably more traffic on Highway 20, most hikers report that it is easier to get a ride on Highway 242 because most of the cars traveling on this route stop at the Dee Wright Observatory where the trail crosses the highway.
Volunteers from the Pacific Crest Trail Association will be on hand to discuss some training opportunities for anyone interested in trail maintenance. An 80 minute DVD about the trail will be shown as a part of this presentation that includes incredible video of some of the scenery.
I'm also planning on having a slide show of some of my photos from the trail. I hope you can all come.
If you need more information, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at (541) 549-1339.