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Hi all,

Whychus Canyon – near Sisters, Oregon

My guest blog of a hike through Whychus Canyon Preserve on Earth Day was posted this morning on the Deschutes Land Trust’s blog.

It was Monday morning, Earth Day, and my husband, Chuck Logsdon, and I were driving from Bend toward Sisters, first on Highway 20 then, after a few turns, on gravel roads through juniper woodlands to a small parking area tucked into the trees for an Earth Day hike. Our leader, Mary Crow, and co-leader, Ginny Elliott, were visiting with the early arrivals. . . .  

. . . Earth Day is a day of education and action and walking through a nature preserve allows time to consider scenarios of change and protection. Mary asked us to think about what we could do for the earth, a theme that she clearly carries with her every day. She reached into the back of her car and brought out a kitchen scrub brush, explaining the importance of cleaning our boots after hiking so we don’t accidentally carry seeds to the next place we visit. . . .

Please visit the Deschutes Land Trust blog to read my entire post: A Hike through Whychus Canyon Preserve–Earth Day 2013