Searching for Wesen


The Grimm and his merry band seem to be very successful at capturing evil Wesen in Forest Park.

Besides being a Wesen haunt, the Park is the premier urban forest in the nation, covering over seven square-miles of semi-natural forest.

On a dark, drizzly and gloomy day in early January, I decided to go Wesen hunting myself on the Maple, Chestnut and Wildwood Trails.

The trails meandered in and out of foggy canyons through ferns, leafless red alders, maples, a few cedars and Douglas firs.

Sad to say though, no Wesens (or humans) were seen. Several crows, a few songbirds and one squirrel were the only living critters spotted on the muddy trails during the ten-mile hike.

Forest Park is another fine attribute of living in Portland, and very accessible too.

Maple Trail

Maple Trail

Why it's called the Maple Trail

Why it’s called the Maple Trail

Rockingchair Dam

Rockingchair Dam

Second-growth forest

Second-growth forest

An old railroad bridge north of Forest Park

An old railroad bridge north of Forest Park

Hikers only

Hikers only

The possibility of a $500 fine was not enough to stop mountain bikers from using the muddy trails

The possibility of a $500 fine was not enough to stop mountain bikers from using the muddy trails

Small stream

Small stream

Cedar Tree

Cedar Tree

Maple Tree

Maple Tree

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