The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Join AYM for a Memorial Day adventure! Car camping at the Ochoco Forest Camp, exploration of the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and a variety of other hikes in the area. If it's warm enough, swimming in Walton Lake is a short drive from camp. Historical weather for the area suggests a high of 70F and a low of 40F.
We will have plenty of space to set up tents around a large picnic shelter with many tables, several charcoal grills, and an electrical outlet (bring a crockpot?). There is potable water available, but note that bathroom facilities are primitive - no showers or running water.
Much of the area is dominated by old-growth Ponderosa pine. Wildlife includes Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer, as well as several bird species that include white-headed woodpecker, belted kingfisher, spotted sandpiper, cinnamon teal, American coot, Steller's jay, yellow-headed blackbird and Brewer's blackbird.
Offered hikes may include:
- Twin Pillars: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Twin_Pillars_Hike
- Steins Pillar: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Steins_Pillar_Hike
- Lookout Mountain: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Lookout_Mountain_Short_Loop_Hike
- Sutton Mountain: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Sutton_Mountain_Hike