An Enjoyable Hike through Portland Heights


A beautiful spring-like morning beckoned me to the sights of Portland Heights. The Heights rise from near sea level on the Willamette River to 1,071-foot Council Crest, the highest point in the Tualatin Mountains.

I threw on the daypack, grabbed the camera and took off from home.

Besides city streets, I followed the Wildwood Trail, Marquam Trail and SW Urban Trail no. 6 for portions of the eight-mile outing.

For the middle of winter, there was an amazing amount of flowers in bloom, from crocuses to azaleas. And, to my delight, there were wildflowers in bloom – – – the blossoms of Indian Plums.

What a nice way to enjoy a few hours of sunshine.

Mt. Hood from Council Crest

Mt. Hood from Council Crest

Snowdrop

Snowdrop

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Indian Plum

Indian Plum

Redbud

Redbud

Camellia

Camellia

Croscuses

Crocuses

Light rail entering the tunnel underneath the West Hills

Light rail entering the tunnel underneath the West Hills

Wildwood Trail

Wildwood Trail

Jonquils

Jonquils

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

 

 

 

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