You will also be stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. Your lunch will consist of pasta such as spaghetti or macaroni, a boiled and fried sausages, along with some seasonal fruits for dessert. You will be enjoying lunch surrounded by nature. During the evening you will be stopping for evening refreshments, which will be dates, chocolate slabs, bottled water and an energy drink.
Your hiking package includes a tour guide who will show you the best sights, and a qualified first aid officer to deal with any minor medical situations. As safety is a priority in these hikes, an emergency transport vehicle will also accompany you to deal with any unexpected situations.
Your hike will be approximately 7 hours long without including the rest stops and breaks. However with the times spent on the various breaks, you will be reaching the Ohiya by pm completing the hike within 10 hours. The old-growth forests, rivers, and wildlife in the Devil's Staircase area will not be fully protected until congress protects this area as Wilderness the gold standard permanent designation for public lands conservation. That legislation S. Blanketed with huge Douglas-fir, cedar and hemlock, Wassen Creek has the last remaining old-growth forests in the coastal mountains.
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The cascading waters of Wassen Creek support native coho and chinook salmon, trout and steelhead runs. Black bears, elk, deer, river otter, spotted owls and marbled murrelets live as they have for thousands of years sequestered in this remnant of Oregon's coastal forest. With the highest density of northern spotted owls in the Coast Range, the Devil's Staircase Wilderness Proposal is critical to the recovery of this threatened species. The forest soils are mostly classified as the most landslide-prone soil type in Oregon and among the most unstable in the world.
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Unstable soils so plagued early efforts to log in the vicinity of Wassen Creek that, in the s, the U. Forest Service withdrew from timber management all land between the Smith and Umpqua rivers, including Wassen Creek.
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