The Okanogan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society invites hikers with an interest in native flora to participate in two outings planned later this week.
Mary Kiesau will lead a maximum of 12 hikers to Copper Pass, time permitting, on Friday (July 12).
The group will depart the Mazama Corral parking lot at 8 a.m. and drive just past Washington Pass for a short hike through a bit of forest that opens up to a wide, south-facing slope covered in multiple avalanche paths full of sub-alpine flowers. A relatively easy traverse across the south side of Blue Peak will lead to a short steep approach to Copper Pass that looks down into the Twisp drainage.
The trip rating is 4-5 (difficult). Contact Kiesau at 996-2870 or at www.methowconservancy.org.
Kathleen Learned will guide a group on a 10-mile hike to Burch Mountain tentatively scheduled for Sunday (July 14). The trip rating is 4-5 (difficult) and involves a 3,000-foot elevation gain.
Contact Learned at (206) 323-3974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.