Timberline Lodge Beckons
Tourists with Special Tours
Timberline Lodge is an Oregon landmark worth the tours being offered this summer by the U.S. Forest Service. Rangers will guide free tours of Timberline daily at 11 am and 1, 2 & 3 pm. The hand-crafted furnishings, art, wrought iron and wood carvings and textiles will be pointed out on
these tours of the national historic landmark. An information desk in the Lodge will be staffed to provide details on guided hikes and Mt. Hood climbing opportunities. Flora, fauna and geology are also covered.
The Forest Service is offering guided nature hikes from a base at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. Families are invited to partcipate in a Smokey Bear 65th biorthday celebration Saturday, Aug. 15, with poster contests, scavenger hunts, wildlife, conservation and ecology lessons on tap.
Ski Bowl East offers go-carts, mini golf and refreshments. A shutle for kids is provided from Ski Bowl West. There is a sightseeing excursion available from the main ski lift climbing Tom Dick peak with a view of five Cascade volcanoes and an alpine lake.
Complete details on all activities are available at www.mthoodvolunteers.wordpress.com
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