Moth & Butterfly Walk with Carl Barrentine
Thursday, July 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Stevens Creek Trailhead
9102 S Stevens Creek Rd
July 20th - 28th is National Moth Week, so celebrate by learning about our local winged fauna from naturalist Carl Barrentine. Meet at Stevens Creek Trailhead (9102 S Stevens Creek Road) at 6pm Thursday, July 25th. Bring water, a snack, and a jacket if you wish.
This will be a walk, not a hike, with very low difficulty. Event is free but please register so we know how many to expect
Hike to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area including new 1-mile loop.
Wednesday, July 31st 6-8:30 pm
This hike goes to the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills. It is approximately 6.2 miles round trip over sometimes steep terrain and moderate difficulty. On the route back there will be significant uphills. The trail starts at the end of Thierman Road in the Glenrose area. From here, we will travel the new "family loop" for .8 mile. This is a just finished section of nearly flat trail with beautiful views of the south hill. Then we will rejoin the regular trail to either the meadow, or depending on group interest, all the way to the "Cliffs" at about 3 miles. The return trip will be shorter as we will bypass the "family loop". Because of the distance and elevation changes, the hike is fairly strenuous and moderately difficult. Pace will be faster and meant for the regular hiker. There will be conservation information stops.
Dogs are allowed on leash. No parking pass required. Meet in parking lot at the end of Thierman Rd.
Bring hiking poles, snacks, water and dress for the weather. Because of the advanced terrain, boots and traction devices would be most appropriate footwear.
Event is free, but registration is requested.
Note: trip leaders will decide IF cancellation is warranted and notify registrants of cancellation by 6 am the previous morning to the hike. So, check your emails the day prior to the scheduled hike.
The Dishman Hills Conservancy, Mountain Gear, and Inland Northwest Hikers are hosting a National Summit Day celebration at the Big Rock Meadows adjoining the County-owned Iller Creek Unit of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.
There will be one or more hikes starting from the Stevens Creek Trailhead at 10 am. Mountain Gear will be providing burgers at 12 noon in the newly acquired Big Rock Meadows. But you must register so that we have enough grub!
DHC will have plenty of information about our plans to add more land, trails and trailheads to the Dishman Hills. This acquisition is a spectacular addition - check it out.
The access is off of the Palouse Highway south of the South Hill or east from Valleyford. Go slow on Stevens Creek Road because it is a narrow gravel road with plenty of twisty sections.
Yoga in the Hills
The Dishman Hills Conservancy is presenting a new summer event - Yoga in the Hills
Meditate upon nature in the Dishman Hills Natural Area with yoga instructor Taylor Ring from Abide Yoga in Spokane guiding your session. This free, 1-hour class will be held in the beautiful open field at Camp Caro, directly adjacent to the Dishman Hills conservation area.
This session is open to all abilities
Please bring a mat and water. Event is free but donations are encouraged and will go towards the instructor
Directions & Parking: From I-90, take exit 285 onto Appleway/Sprague and take a right onto S Sargent Road. Please park in the large parking lot directly to the right as you pull onto Sargent Rd then walk up to Camp Caro from the main path leading away from the parking lot. The yoga class will be gathering in the open field in front of the Camp Caro Lodge
PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS
Join the DHC, the Lands Council, and Paul Yost from the Spokane Astronomical Society on Sunday August 11th to experience the Perseid meteor shower, a once a year opportunity!
The Perseid meteor shower is an annual astronomical event that is caused by Earth passing through the space debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle - the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth. Although the comet last came close to Earth in 1992, Earth travels through the trail of dust and debris left behind by it every year in early August, which creates the vibrant Perseid meteor showers that fall through Earth's atmosphere.
This year, the best time to view the meteor shower falls on Sunday, August 11th. We will meet at the Stevens Creek trailhead at 9 pm and walk a few hundred yards to an open meadow for best viewing. The outing will be led by the Dishman Hills Conservancy and the Lands Council, and Paul Yost from the Spokane Astronomical Society who will speak more about the meteor showers during the viewing.
Dishman Hills Conservancy will provide hot chocolate for everyone. Bring a jacket, water, and a blanket or a portable chair if you wish to sit down to view the meteors. Dress for the weather, and bring layers!
This is going to be a popular event, so register soon! We will fill up
Sunset Hike to Big Rock from Stevens Creek Rd
This hike goes to the fabulous Rocks of Sharon, featuring Big Rock. After a short walk along the Stevens Creek, we will see views over the Palouse with yellow fields of canola. Meet at the the Stevens Creek Trailhead. Hike is moderate-3 miles round trip, 600' elevation gain.
Please wear clothing for the weather. Hiking shoes are recommended for uneven trails. Bring water and a snack.
Dishman Hills Conservancy Annual Picnic
Join the DHC and friends at our annual picnic on Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30 pm until sunset. Great time to meet the DHC leaders and socialize with others. We will have hot dogs (veggie too!), great sides, drinks, and chips (Suggested donation for food.) A short program updating Dishman Hills land acquisition projects. Please register online so we have plenty of food. We will accept donations but they are not necessary to enjoy the picnic.