Council Crest on New Year’s Eve


Before the next Arctic cold front moved in and the New Year’s festivities began, I broke out the hiking boots and day pack.

Soon I’m stretching my legs on a four-mile hike over and back from Council Crest, the highest point in Portland.

Most of the outing was on Southwest Trail no. 6 and the Marquam Trail. At times, it seemed I wasn’t even within the City’s boundaries.

Other residents were enjoying the day too – – – trail runners, dog walkers, other hikers and a bike or two on the paved roads. 

The appeal of the outdoors can not be resisted.

Turnoff for the Marquam Trail

Turnoff for the Marquam Trail

Persimmon

Persimmon

Southwest Portland has a series of marked trails that follow stairs, alleyways and nature trails

Southwest Portland has a series of marked trails following side streets, stairs, alleyways and nature trails

Stairs on SW Trails no. 6

Stairs on SW Trails 6

A very late bloomer

A very late bloomer

Second-growth forest along the Marquam Trail

Second-growth forest along the Marquam Trail

Pioneer Woman statue on Council Crest

Pioneer Woman statue on Council Crest

Trailhead at Council Crest

Trailhead at Council Crest

 

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