The last weekend of fall brought torrents of rain and concrete skies to the Portland area. But the outlook of rain doesn’t stop a true Northwesterner from enjoying an interesting eight-mile, 1,500-foot elevation loop hike from home.
I walked down to Washington Park, spent a few minutes of reflection at the Holocaust Memorial, found a few old roses in bloom at the Rose Garden, hiked on the Wildwood Trail to the Vietnam Memorial where I paid my respects, hiked to the top of Council Crest (the highest point in Portland), took a breather and then walked the last 1 1/2 miles to home.
I had little company on the trail (was everybody Christmas shopping?) And, as a Tom Cruise character might opine, it wasn’t a target-rich environment for a photographer.
You are an inspiration and a hearty soul to hike 8 miles in that weather! Melinda
Thanks Melinda. I have to admit though that I’m getting tired of the endless rain. We’re up to almost 15″ this month alone.
Please give a hug to your mom forme. How is she doing?
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Other than dealing with the endless rain, all the family is doing pretty well Ed. Merry Christmas!