Field Trip Dog Creek Indian Caves

 30 May
 Dog Creek Watershed off North Umpqua Hwy
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 Umpqua Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon
Saturday, May 30, 9:00 am - 5pm Field Trip: Dog Creek Indian Cave Larry Broeker, retired geologist with the Umpqua National Forest will lead this field trip to the Dog Creek Indian Cave located just off Bradley Ridge trail in the headwaters of the Dog Creek watershed off the North Umpqua Hwy. This secluded site is characterized by cavernous outcroppings of hydrothermally altered volcanic tuff. Kalmiopsis fragrens hangs as long trailers from vugs and cavities that pockmark weathered bedrock surfaces. Inside the small cave are a variety of pictoglyphs (pictorial images) drawn by indigenous peoples who occupied the Umpqua region for several millennia. We will follow the Bradley Ridge Trail # 1551 a distance of 0.8 miles with a 460 foot descent to the Dog Creek Indian Cave. Meet in the parking lot directly behind Douglas County Library west side of Fowler St, near the creek at 9 AM departing at 9:30 sharp by carpool or caravan. Return to Roseburg 4 or 5 PM. CORRECTION: wrong information given in the May Bulletin. We will not be going to Tiller Exit on I-5. Please meet in Roseburg. Call Donna if you prefer to meet in Glide You will be asked to read and sign a Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Agreement before attending each event. Expect to share gas expense. Bring appropriate foot gear and clothing, lunch, snacks, water, and a camera/tripod. Poison oak likely and ticks can be present. Please RSVP, Larry Broeker 541-680-3911 or Donna Rawson, at (541) 643-0364 or Leave phone number and email address for handouts or more information. Our events are open to the public and all Native Plant Society members.

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