An Urban Loop


I decided to take advantage of the mid-40’s degree temperatures and do a loop hike from home to Council Crest, the highest point in the City.

Southwest Urban Trail no. 6 to the Marquam Trail was the first leg of the hike. I can always tell when I reach the Marquam Trail by the totem pole near the road. Then it was up and onward to the top of Council Crest.

Low-lying clouds and fog obscured most  of the view. But, I couldn’t complain, it was too nice a day.

After enjoying a short break, I finished the loop hike to home.

What a pleasant way to spend a n hour or so. And it provided some exercise too – – – 3.7 miles and 700 feet of elevation gain.

Rhododendron in bloom in the middle of winter

Rhododendron in bloom in the middle of winter

Foggy view on Council Crest

Foggy view on Council Crest

SOme folks had more ambition than me

Some folks had more ambition than me

Manyof the older homes have interesting stone entrances

Many of the older homes have well-built entrances

Interesting choice of color

Interesting choice of color

Marquam Trail

Marquam Trail

Vine Rose in bloom

Vine Rose in bloom

Marquam Trail

Marquam Trail

Our primroses

Our insect-chewed Primroses

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4 comments

  1. John, your photography never ceases to amaze

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  2. I’m from So. Calif & I’ve been enjoying your hiking adventures. Thanks for sharing them.

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