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.