On the last weekend of December I returned to the Maple Trail in Forest Park. By extending the hike to the south via the Nature Trail, it makes for a fine 12 1/2 mile loop.
The Park is the premier urban forest in the nation, covering over seven square-miles of semi-natural forest.
I have noticed over the last several years that the Grimm and his merry band seem to be very successful at capturing evil shape-shifting Wesen in Forest Park.
I didn’t spot any Wesen, but I did see lots and lots of green – – – ferns, Douglas firs and moss-covered maple trees.
When all the higher elevation trails are covered in snow, Forest Park is a great place to visit and another feature of Portland that makes it a fine place to live.