Day Trek to Cascadia Cave and Camas Prairie
Friday, 27 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 to one of the most visually impressive archaeological sites in western Oregon. This tour is hosted by our partner, the Willamette National Forest. Used by people for 8000 or more years, Cascadia Cave is located along significant indigenous travel routes and provided important cultural functions to more than one tribal group. Here, the largest group of rock art panels in western Oregon remains in excellent condition. Come view the site, hear excavation conclusions, discuss current rock art interpretations, and help plan site restoration, protection, and interpretation. For early registrants, the Forest Service will provide a van for transportation from Eugene. Once the van is full, others will travel by car pooling.
Fee: No admission fee is required. However, we would appreciate a $20 or more donation to support the program.
Location: Meet at The Shedd parking area across High Street for 9:30 am departure.
Trip Information: Each year’s Cascadia Cave trek has met with such an enthusiastic response that we decided to do it again, even better this time! Bring a lunch to eat in the cave. A van will be provided (six passengers maximum) and the drive is two hours each way. Car pooling will be need for additional participants. Be prepared for a two mile round trip hike through the woods along a flat river terrace. Also bring rain gear and boots and a change of warm clothes. We will cross one stream and follow a muddy path less traveled. We park at Cascadia State Park and use the rest rooms to change clothes if necessary.