Ferns and small cedar trees cover the forest floor, large-leaf maple trees climb to the heavens, a few second-growth Douglas firs are beginning to establish their dominance and small streams tumble near the trails.
It’s the first day of winter and the weather is unbelievable – – – 54 degrees with some sun breaks at the Tryon Creek visitor center.
Next to Lewis & Clark College, Tryon Creek is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area.
The six-mile hike brought back memories of early springtime and trilliums too ubiquitous to count.
Another reason to live in Portland.