Hiking the Marquam Trail to Council Crest


On a cool and cloudy day, 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.

A handful of other residents were enjoying the day too, mainly folks walking their dogs. 

The appeal of the outdoors can not be resisted.

Rain-drenched berries

Pioneer Woman’s Sculpture on Council Crest

Probably built originally in the 19th century

Southwest Urban Trails go in some interesting places

Snowdrops about ready to bloom

Tree growing on a nursery stump on the Marquam Trail

Council Crest

Ubiquitous Sword Ferns

Stilt homes butting up to the canyon containing the Marquam Trail

One never knows what might be seen along the route

 

 

 

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