The Nature Conservancy is opening the gate at Smith Creek Preserve, and giving guided tours. This will allow people direct access without having the usual hike. A great opportunity for everyone, especially those who couldn't normally make the hike. Please share. You can get all the details here: http://www.nwabasecamp.com/smith-creek-preserve-wildflower-open-gate-tour/

Thanks for the information. I haven't visited the Preserve and this looks like a great opportunity.