What: Teen Hike with Fr. Corwin Low, OP and Fr. Peter Hannah, OP
When: Tuesday, July 3rd , 8:30 am until about 5pm
Where: Falls Creek Falls, WA
What to bring: permission slips, water, snacks, lunch, comfortable shoes for hiking, jacket in case of rain.
Fr. Corwin and Fr. Peter will accompany our teens on a 4-6 mile round-trip hike to a beautiful waterfall near the Gorge where we will have Mass and then lunch. I am sorry about the last minute nature of this but Fr. Peter will only be here for a week and we wanted to include him.
It looks like we will have a group driving from Holy Rosary and another group from the Vancouver area driving on the Washington side. The drive from each side will be about 1 ½ hours. The last two miles of the drive is on a potholed but navigable dirt road. Those from Oregon will cross the Bridge of the Gods which is a toll bridge (fee is $2 round trip). The plan is to leave from Holy Rosary (and another spot in Vancouver) by 8:45. We should arrive at the trail head (where there is a pit toilet) by 10:30 and make it to the falls before noon for Mass and lunch. At that point we can hike further up the falls and make a loop back or return as we came.
If you plan to come, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the permission slip. You will not be able to attend without a signed permission slip. You may bring them the day of the hike or drop them in the office beforehand. You will need to let me know that you are coming so that transportation can be arranged.
As this is a teen hike, we’d like to maximize the number of teens and minimize the number of cars (and adults) so hopefully we will have some drivers with large cars! Please if you have a 15 passenger van and are willing to drive, let me know. We will need drivers especially from the Oregon side. As the hike is only a week away, please let me know by Wednesday or Friday at the latest.
WHAT TO DO NOW: RSVP TO ME AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN DRIVE AND HOW MANY YOU CAN TAKE! THIS IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY!