DAYVILLE - A John Day Fossil Beds National Monument park ranger is offering a free three-hour hike into the scenic backcountry of the Sheep Rock Unit Saturday.

Ranger Michelle Ordway will explain the natural history of the area, including the geology of the Goose Rock formation. Participants sould consider dressing warmly and bringing water, snacks, a walking stick and sturdy hiking boots.

This hike will happen rain or shine. Advanced reservations are not needed. To attend, meet at 1 p.m. at the Thomas Condon Visitor Center in the Sheep Rock Unit at the intersection of State Highway 19 and U.S. Highway 26.

For more information, call Ordway at 987-2333.

- Erin Mills

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