Walla Walla Native Plant Society slates hikes over next week

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WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Native Plant Society is guiding YMCA Explorers on a hike to see wildflowers near Spout Springs Thursday.

On Saturday, the group will take a field trip to the Umatilla Rim Trail No. 3080, followed by wine tasting at Bunchgrass Winery at about 3 p.m.

Meet at Whitman College's Harper Joy parking area at 8:30 a.m., and bring appropriate clothing, water and a lunch.

This section of the Rim Trail between Shamrock Springs and Johnson's Creek gradually descends from the Shamrock Springs area through huckleberries, thimbleberries and wild currants, winding along the end of Nine-mile Ridge, and turning south into forest.

And on Tuesday, there will be a day hike from Target Meadows to the South Fork and Harris Park.

This trip will involve car-pooling. C

all Laura Maier at 525-1079 if you plan on joining this all-day hike, she will let you know what time and where to meet.

This 10-mile hike begins near Target Meadows at the Burnt Cabin Trailhead.

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