Monday, June 20, 2011

Macleay Park in Northwest Portland 6/19/11

Hike Destination#2: Macleay Park 6/19/2011
Distance: 3.8 total miles
Time: 2 hours there and back

This hike was pretty easy, at first, but the elevation moved up higher as we continued on the Wildwood Trail. It was a relatively clear day, but the paths on this hike were very muddy. We've been hiking without a map - but don't worry there are signs and maps on the way to get you to Pittock Mansion (a mansion that was once owned by The Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana in 1909). If you walk around the Pittock Mansion you can see a beautiful view of Portland. This took us about two hours to hike there and back and we had only one person injured; my friend Sam hurt almost sprained an ankle. I hope you'll be back for this next Sunday's hike.

Overall, I thought this was a nice quick hike, however it was pretty dangerous due to the muddy paths. Be careful on this hike and don't forget to stop, smell the air, and take in Portland's nature surrounding you.

Next destination: Lewis and Clark Trails At the Columbia Gorge.

Photos Taken By Pearl Phadunchareon

Don't let this scare you - there is no climbing involved. Sam was taking a short cut.

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