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Many Rivers Group Events

Many Rivers Group & Community Events

Please see our Meetup group site for the most current information about our outings and events.


Sunday, August 10, 2014, 8:00AM — Coast Hike: Gwynn Creek from Cape Perpetua Visitors Center

Summary: Author Bill Sullivan describes the area this way: "Some of the most spectacular old-growth Sitka spruce forests on the Coast drape the wild canyons south of Cape Perpetua."  This beautiful coastal hike offers big trees, some ocean views, and a good bit of exercise.  Note: there is a $5 parking fee at the Visitors Center.

We will meet at the northeast parking lot of South Eugene High School at 8:00 AM on Sunday, August 10, and leave by no later than 8:30 AM for the trailhead.   We strongly encourage you to participate in a carpool from SEHS to the hike location.  The trailhead is approximately 1.5 hours from Eugene.  The trail starts from the Cape Perpetua Visitors' Center that is about 25 miles north of Florence on US Highway 101.  The estimated return time back to Eugene is 4 PM.

Difficulty: Moderate+
Distance: 6 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 1100ft (plus some up-and-down)

Dogs: Up to 3 dogs (total) are welcome for this outing, and must be on leash or under voice control at all times.

Preparation:  Participants should pack a lunch, snacks, and at least 2 quarts (liters) of water.  It is possible that it will rain so it is advised to bring rain gear, and wear waterproof boots and quick drying clothing.

A $3 suggested donation to help support our outings program would be greatly appreciated.

About us: The Many Rivers Group is affiliated with State and National Sierra Club organizations.  The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grass-roots environmental organization in the country, with nearly a million members and supporters nationwide.  The Many Rivers Group is an all-volunteer organization that represents Sierra Club members in Douglas, Coos, and Lane counties.  Please let us know us if you would like to join our conservation and environmental protection efforts.  We also appreciate donations to support our outings and conservation programs.


5 of 14 slots are currently filled, with 0 on the waitlist.

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Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:00PM — Waldo Lake Weekend Campout

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be registered merely by RSVP for this Meetup event, you MUST go though the main registration page below.

Registration is open here:


Here's the official Waldo Campout info page:

And here are some photos from last year:


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:30AM — Visit Oregon Pictographs and Petroglyphs

Archeologist Tony Farquè from the Willamette National Forest will lead us to a cave of unique ancient Native American Pictographs and Petroglyphs on a hidden trail near Cascadia State Park. Tony has invited a tribal elder to help explain the significance of the many images on the walls of the cave. This is an exciting outing for K-12 Students.

We will meet at the west end of the Pioneer Mall in Springfield parking lot near the EmX "Q Street" station in Springfield at the corner of "Q" Street and Pioneer Parkway for an 8:30am (sharp) departure. Two miles round trip, down hill both ways. Bring a bag lunch and be prepared for rain with good walking shoes. Limited to 30 participants.

Leader: Lon Otterby

30 of 30 slots are currently filled, with 8 on the waitlist.

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