Ferns and small cedar trees cover the forest floor, large-leaf maple trees climb to the heavens, a few second-growth Douglas firs are beginning to establish their dominance and small streams tumble near the trails.
Next to Lewis & Clark College, Tryon Creek is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area.
It’s mid-January with overcast skies and drizzle when I visit. Every once in awhile the sun tries to break through the cloud cover.
The six-mile hike brings back memories of early springtime and trilliums too ubiquitous to count.
A nice outing indeed.