To further promote the Devil's Staircase effort, Cascadia Wildlands will be leading a series of hikes into the wilderness proposal area this spring. Hikes are planned for April 6, April 20 and May 4. Hikes leave at 8 am from behind FedEx Office (13th and Willamette St.), return at 6 pm and are not for the thin skinned. Hikes are off trail and difficult. More information and RSVP to Cascadia Wildlands hike leader, Cameron Derbyshire, 541.517.4906. Hikes are limited to 12 people and won't necessarily go to the Staircase itself.