Bolton Outing Club will visit Northwest

Trip organizer Deb Gaddy said she was trying to enable one of the clubs members to come along on the trip, but she was having trouble with the $1,500 price tag. The family of Barry Burns stepped up and is sponsoring the student to take the trip. He (Barry Burns) loved camping, hiking and the outdoors, Gaddy said. They made this donation in his memory. The group of 21 children will leave on April 6 and fly to San Francisco where theyll enjoy dinner in China Town, the Golden Gate Bridge and other sites in the city by the bay. Gaddy said theyve hired the Green Tortoise Bus Company to transport them from place to place. Its kind of a funky company, theyll provide the drivers, the food, and the benches in the bus by day flip over to become beds at night, Gaddy said. The group will go to Redwood National Park where theyll hike through the old-growth redwood forests to the ocean and then travel up to Sunset Bay in Oregon to camp. Theyll see the Oregon Dune center and hike out and dune tumble, check out sea lions and even whales. Waterfall hikes and scenic vistas will be on the itinerary at the Columbia River Gorge where the group will hike and camp until they end up at Olympic National Park where theyll see the only rain forest in the United States. They have these formations long the coast called sea stacks that well see, Gaddy said. Theres a natural hot spring at one of the campsites. The group will spend their last days in a hostel in Seattle, visiting the Space Needle and enjoying a Mariners baseball game.

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