Native Salmon  LbNA # 62951

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Placed DateAug 26 2012
LocationWildwood Recreation Site, Welches, OR
Found By Timm-ber Trail
Last Found Sep 16 2012
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The Wildwood Recreation Site is located 40 miles east of Portland, off U.S. Highway 26, just past the 39 mile marker. Located along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway near the town of Welches, this beautiful day use area is offers a chance to explore natural stream and wetland ecosystems along accessible interpretive trails and boardwalks. The site also offers family picnic units, several group shelters, outdoor picnic kitchens, playing fields, volleyball and basketball courts and fully accessible trails. The site also provides access to the Salmon River and an extensive system of trails in the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness (managed by the Mount Hood National Forest)

After paying the $5 fee to enter the park, skip the first junction and take the next left. Park near the covered information area and bathrooms and from there, head down the path past the silver salmon. Many wooden salmon will also line your trail. At the end of the boardwalk go left. Pass the mini mountains and take a right at the fork. Some grand old stumps will line either side of the path just before it forks again. Go left at this fork passing a hidden world of streams. Just past the forest gifts, heed the blue arrow at the 4-way crossroads. Over the bridge follow the fishes nose at the next junction. After stopping for a most unusual view of the river, continue on the path until you spy another bridge. Pause to read Coyotes Tale then cross the bridge. Where trolls might lurk, you'll find Native Salmon atop a support pillar covered in moss.