Hike to the Rare Thimbleberry Patches at Whaleback — Saturday, June 3rd at 10am
Whaleback Natural Area is interesting in every season and also contains the rare thimbleberry, an unusual plant to the region. The 300-foot bluff is an iconic spot not to be missed; we are fortunate to have this gem preserved for all to enjoy. The pace of this hike will be leisurely due to the rather steep .4 mile climb to the top. Not to worry – the docents will pause periodically to allow everyone to catch their breath while enjoying the scenery. If you have walking poles you may want to bring them. Once on top of Whaleback the terrain is fairly flat and easy to traverse. The climb is well worth it for the gorgeous view from the viewing platform.