Day Trek to Cascadia Cave
Friday, 10 May, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Ages: 12 and up, in good physical condition
Guide: Tony Farque, Archaeologist, Sweet Home Ranger District, Willamette NF
Join us for a special TAC Festival guided tour, hosted by the Willamette National Forest, to one of western Oregon’s most visually impressive archaeological sites. Used by people for at least 8000 years, Cascadia Cave is on significant indigenous travel routes and provided important cultural functions to multiple tribal groups. Here, the largest group of rock art panels in western Oregon remains in excellent condition. View the site, hear excavation conclusions, discuss rock art interpretations, and help plan site restoration, protection, and interpretation.
Fee: No admission fee is required. However, we would appreciate a $20 or more donation to support the program.
Trip Specifics: Bring a lunch to eat in the cave. A van will be provided (8 passengers max.) and the drive is 2 hours each way. Car pooling will be needed for additional participants. Be prepared for a 2 mile round trip hike through the woods along a flat river terrace. Also bring rain gear, boots and a change of warm clothes. We will cross one stream and follow a muddy path. We park at Cascadia State Park and use the rest rooms to change clothes if necessary. Meet at The Shedd parking area across High Street for 9:30 am departure.