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In mid December I returned to the Maple Trail in Forest Park. It poured down rain as I hiked the eight-mile loop, including a section of the Wildwood Trail.
The Park is the premier urban forest in the nation, covering over seven square-miles of semi-natural forest.
I have been watching old reruns of Grimm lately. I noticed that he and his merry band seem to be very successful at capturing evil shape-shifting Wesen in Forest Park, especially on rainy days.
I didn’t spot any Wesen, but I did see lots and lots of green – – – ferns, Douglas firs and moss-covered maple trees.
When all the higher elevation trails are covered in snow, Forest Park is a great place to visit, and another feature of Portland that makes it a fine place to live.