Spring Hiking Series 2023 - Hosted by Doe Bay Resort

Doe Bay has partnered with Moran State Park to offer the following interpretive hikes: 

Learn about the plants, animals and fungi of Orcas Island while exploring some of the island’s most beautiful places during the spring wildflower season. Join River Augenstein, the general manager of Doe Bay Resort, for this series of interpretive hikes in and around the glorious Moran State Park. Focus will be on taxonomic classification using the binomial system of nomenclature, but common names will also be used. 

We will post directions to hiking starting points on the Doe Bay website on days leading up to the hike. 

March 25 – Mountain Lake to Cathedral Grove - 3 miles easy hike with some elevation – Hike to the most beautiful stand of old-growth forest in the park while learning about the denizens of these woodlands.

April 8 – Cascade Lake Lagoon 2.5 miles -easy hike – Look for Chocolate Fritillary Lilies and turtles while strolling around Cascade Lake to the lagoon. 

April 15 – Seaside Wild Orchid Hike 2.5 miles -easy hike – We will be looking for Calypso Orchids and Morel mushrooms and identifying the plants and animals we see. Obstruction Pass State Park.

May 6 – Pt. Lawrence North Shore Preserve – 3 miles with some elevation gain – trail is relatively primitive in some areas – Join us for this botany/zoology-focused trip that will culminate at the wildlife-rich Pt. Lawrence tidelands. 

May 20 – Low Tide Adventures at Crescent Beach 1.5 hours and 1-mile easy walking – Learn about the myriad organisms that populate the intertidal zone. Wear water shoes or boots. 

Directions to each hike will be posted on the Doe Bay website a day before the hike, as well as day of. Locations may change based on weather and planning. 

Starts: March 25, 2023

Time: TBA

Location: Moran State Park Trailheads
Moran State Park, Olga, WA View Website

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