Umpqua Watersheds Blog

Hiking in the Umpqua Watershed

Boulder Creek Wilderness-Pine Bench Hike 5-1-24

Published May 3rd, 2024

Six of us brave souls hiked three+ miles uphill into the Pine Bench area of the Boulder Creek Wilderness.   Great weather!  The big challenge [...]

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Tipsoo Peak Mt Thielsen Wilderness Hike 10-23

Published October 12th, 2023

My friend Deb, her dog and myself made the 3+ horizontal mile hike to Tipsoo Peak with an elevation of over 8000 feet in the Mt. Thielsen Wilderness.   The [...]

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Conservation Committee Update: Fall 2023

Published September 10th, 2023

During the last few months, the Conservation Committee followed up with several state and federal projects.


In July, the Forest Service held an information meeting [...]

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Hikes in the Archie Creek Fire area of the North Umpqua River

Published September 19th, 2022

With the trails reopening Diana and Connie went on post fire hike to Fall Creek Falls and Susan Creek Falls. Fall Creek Trail bridge is replaced. The view is of [...]

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Published September 10th, 2022

By Paul Nolte

Over thirty years ago I began an annual trek encircling Mt. Thielsen in the Winema and Umpqua National Forests. The inspiration was Holly Jones, who [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update

Published June 13th, 2022

Robbin Schindele

Spring, a time of rejuvenation and renewal, is here and almost over. In a few weeks, it will be Summer, a time of fun and recreation. I’d like [...]

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North Umpqua Trail Jessie Wright section hike

Published June 21st, 2021

June 19, 2021

Five folks enjoyed the Jessie Wright section of the NUT hiking below the volcanic remnants of Old Man Rock and Eagle Rock while watching the kayakers on [...]

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Mt Bailey

Published September 8th, 2020

We ain’t what we used to be but we UW seniors wanted to give ole 8840′ Mt Bailey a go. It’s 5.7 hard miles RT from the upper trailhead with [...]

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Limpy Rock Cave Hike 6-20

Published September 8th, 2020

A group of UW members followed leader Tony Cannon on a bushwack to little known caves of Limpy Rock. We descended on interesting knee and ankle jolting terrain. We arrived [...]

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North Umpqua Geologic Formation/Umpqua Sweets Proposed BLM Timber Sale

Published September 8th, 2020

In June a group of UW members went up the North Umpqua to the proposed BLM Umpqua Sweets Timber Sale site to see the geologic formations endangered from the sale. [...]

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