Tumalo Mountain Hike

Sun, June 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

What does our watershed look like from the air?  Well, we aren’t going to rent a plane but a hike up to the top of Tumalo mountain on a clear day will give us a birds-eye view of the source of the Deschutes River and its tributaries.

This is a 4-mile interpretive hike with 1,425 feet of elevation gain.  At the summit, we’ll have expansive views of the Deschutes River watershed as well Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters, and Broken Top.

For more hike details, email Eddie Kula at: eddie@coalitionforthedeschutes.org

General Participant Information

  • Be capable of walking/hiking several hours in some cases with elevation gains of 1500 feet on uneven ground in all weather conditions
  • Provide your own hiking/walking pack, food, water and gear (Consider the 10 essentials.)
  • Sorry, humans only; no critter friends
  • Sign a waiver for participation
  • Limited spots available. Pre-registration required

Eddie Kula:

Eddie loves hiking in the Oregon Cascades and sharing his knowledge about our area. He is a former hike leader for the Seattle Mountaineers and includes Mt. Rainer, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens as his favorite climbs. Eddie is the Treasurer for the Coalition for the Deschutes. He has been coming to Bend since the 80’s and now lives here permanently.

Ed Weiser:

Ed moved to Bend in 2013 after retiring from a 35-year business career. In the 1970s, he was a sailing instructor and wilderness guide in Maine. Ed continued his outdoor trips over the years with his wife and 3 daughters, and then with friends and family in Utah, Wyoming, and Oregon. Ed now participates and teaches in Search And Rescue, provides volunteer mentoring for small businesses, and does interpretive talks for Deschutes National Forest.