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Wildflower Walk: Umatilla Rim Trail: Shamrock to Johnson Creek

Highway 204 up Weston Mountain to Summit Road (FS Rd 31). Turn right on 320 and park at juncture with 330. Walk 330 until it intersects with Rim Trail 3080.  A favorite hike along the ridge along open rocky slopes descending into forest, over streams with lunch in a marshy meadow around Johnson Creek. Over 160 plants listed by Paul Slickter 6.24.2007. 3.0 miles roundtrip with an uphill return. Trip Leader: Martine Purcell

Walla Walla subchapter: Meet on Whitman Campus in Walla Walla at Harper Joy Theater parking lot. Trips out of Dayton will meet at railroad ‘Depot’ in Dayton 50 minutes after Walla Walla time. Carpooling arrangements will be made at meeting places and times.  Return time is usually late afternoon. Bring walking stick, tick repellant, hat, lunch, water and a few dollars for driver. Dress appropriately in sturdy walking shoes or boots and, depending on terrain, long pants. Guests are welcome. Email contact/leader person if you have questions about difficulty, length or trailhead. General questions about the hikes can be directed to Darcy Dauble Unless otherwise noted, these hikes are mostly level and leisurely in pace.