A Winter Walk in Portland


Two weekends ago it was snow and ice.

Today its green grass, mid-40’s with a few sun breaks.

Throw on a light vest, grab the camera and head off for a 12-mile loop hike from home.

Drop off the West Hills to the Willamette River, take the Esplanade loop, have a fun ride in the tram to OHSU, hit the Marquam Trail to Council Crest and back home.

What a nice way to spend a few hours in late February. And, what a great variety of interesting things to see.

Late February Crocuses

Late February Crocuses

Female House Sparrow

Female House Sparrow

Trams passing each other

Tram returning to the Waterfront

Canada Geese having a drink

Canada Geese having a drink

Only in Portland - a new bridge for everything but cars

Only in Portland – a new bridge for everything but cars

Male House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow

Storm clouds over the Willamette River

Storm clouds over the Willamette River

Commorant

Cormorant

Floating Esplanade

Floating Esplanade

One of many stairs in the West Hills

One of many stairs in the West Hills

Squirell

Squirrel

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2 comments

  1. Very nice!!! I have yet to do the tram.

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