Great Camas Scotch Broom Pull & Lost Creek Hike

Field Trip: The Great Camas Scotch Broom Pull

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Location: Great Camas Patch, Carson, WA

Leader: Roger Brewer

Description: Over the last few years we have made excellent progress toward control of Scotch Broom on this piece of property near Carson, WA that Russ Jolley loved and cared for. At this work party we will be looking for and eliminating new sprouts and removing plants we might have missed last time. We’ll have saws and loppers. It may be helpful but not necessary for to bring yours also. Please bring gloves and clippers. We will work for about 1.5 hours, from about 9:30 to 11:00-11:30, followed by a quick lunch, and for those who are interested, a hike at nearby Lost Creek (see the next listing!). Those who don’t want to join the Lost Creek hike may do a short botany trip in the area before car-pooling back to Portland. Please contact Roger Brewer at to find out where and when we will meet to form car pools.

Field Trip: Giant Trees of Lost Creek Hike

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: After the Scotch Broom Pull

Location: Lost Creek, Carson, WA

Leader: Susan Saul

Description: The price of admission to the Giant Trees of Lost Creek is a morning stint of Scotch Broom pulling at the Great Camas Patch (see above listing!). Reward your labors with a hike underneath the ancient Douglas-fir and western red-cedar trees of Lost Creek. In the late 1990s, the late Russ Jolley helped save the 170 acres of big, old trees from a timber sale and this place was dear to him. The hike will be on an unofficial path forming a fairly easy 1.5 mile loop. Expect to walk across streams on logs and climb over or around fallen trees. We will leave from the Great Camas Patch following the Scotch Broom Pull, so there will not be a departure from Portland. Bring water, snacks, hiking boots and warm jackets and hats — it will be cool underneath the big trees. Contact Susan Saul for more information at

Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash

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