The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is filled with many stories of paradise saved and Cape Horn is no exception. The beautiful plateau was slated for a subdivision in the 1980s and stopped by a local Portland woman and scrappy land trust. Later, other land trusts, conservation buyers, local neighbors and the U.S. Forest Service came together to create an iconic public space. Today, public and private partners are working to create accessibility options rarely found in wild spaces. Join us for four decades of acquisitions, advocacy and adventure in the stunning Columbia Gorge. Enjoy lunch at the Cape Horn Barn over the story of creation of Cape Horn Trail with stops at various properties purchased by three different land trusts, two conservation buyers and one federal agency. We’ll walk out to finished viewpoints and recreation and ecological enhancement projects in the works. Hikes/walks will be on flat but uneven surfaces and extend up to ½ mile at a time.