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Henry Hagg Lake
At times I’m truly amazed at the diversity of beauty in the Portland area. In early May my destination was the eastern foothills of the Coastal Mountains. A 14-mile trail (1,450 feet of cumulative elevation gain) travels around Henry Hagg Lake, the impoundment behind Scoggins Valley Dam.
There are five creeks flowing into the 2 1/2 mile long reservoir, providing outstanding habitat for song birds, wildflowers and butterflies.
Early wildflowers were in bloom, including fawn lilies, fairy slippers (wild orchids) and Oregon flags. And, many songbirds kept me entertained along the way.
What a pleasant way to spend a sunny six hours of exercise and fun.