Day Trek to Cascadia Cave
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2006
Meet in front of McDonald Theatre
10th and Willamette
A special TAC Festival guided tour to one of the most significant and impressive archaeological sites in western Oregon. This tour is hosted by our partner, the Willamette National Forest.
Join us on a hike to one of the most significant archaeological sites in western Oregon. 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 petroglyph grouping 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.
Trip Information: Bring a lunch to eat in the cave. A van will be provided and the drive is two hours each way. 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.
Ages: 12 and up. You must be in good physical condition.
Location: Meet in front of the McDonald Theatre, 10th and Willamette, Eugene, Oregon
Guide: Tony Farque, Archaeologist, Sweet Home Ranger District, Willamette NF
Fee: No admission fee required. However, we would appreciate a $15 or more donation to support the program.