Along The Barlow Trail
(Saturday) December 9th ~ "Oregon Trail Heritage Evening" ~ 6 to 9
(Sunday) December 10th ~ "Oregon Trail Heritage Tour" ~ 11 a.m. to 2
Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26, Welches, Oregon
is a free festive gathering held on Mount Hood that features two special events
associated with the history of the Oregon Trail, where it traversed around the
Mountain’s southern flank. Held on Saturday evening and late-Sunday morning a
couple of weeks before Christmas, this is for the entire family.
"Oregon Trail Heritage Evening" is a festive Saturday evening
gathering for both adults and children alike. Featured are horse-drawn wagon
rides, traditional Folk music, free Christmas goodies and hot drinks, and,
naturally, Santa Claus. The main feature, however, is "Tales of Old
Oregon," a unique storytelling program that takes you from the days of the
Lewis & Clark Expedition at the rainy and cold Pacific Coast in 1805, to the
days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, and concluding on the slopes of
Mount Hood in 1804.
"Oregon Trail Heritage Tour" is held on Sunday morning. Historic sites
and trail routes of Samuel Kimbrough Barlow’s route over Mount Hood are
visited. From Toll Gate to pioneer campsites, graves, and other places of
interest are visited. This free tour will be located below the snow zone.