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Bad Lands Wilderness Guided Hike

November 27 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Hike the Badlands Rock, Flat Iron Rock Loop at Bad Lands Wilderness

Crew Leader: Curtis Smith

Max Size of Group: 10

Hike Distance: 8 miles

Elevation Gain: 100 ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Hike Overview:

We will be hiking from Badlands Rock Trailhead to Badlands Rock, Castle Rock, and returning on the Flatirons and Homestead trails

Hiking information:

Desert hike with great views of volcanic rock formations and views of Cascade Mountains (weather permitting). Flat trail with minimal elevation change.

Ok for Children 12 and over, may be too strenuous for younger children. No dogs please.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

You should expect to participate in this hike party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

Hike may be canceled if snow or ice makes conditions hazardous.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks

What to wear:

  • Rain or cold weather gear as appropriate for the weather
  • Hiking boots . We will be in rocky conditions at times with some (optional) rocky scrambles where light weight shoes may not provide adequate protection.

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants 48 hours before event. Location is 16 miles East of Bend.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.

Details

Date:
November 27
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bad-lands-wilderness-guided-hike-registration-205437879227

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