I’d recently learned that Forest Park was a much shorter drive away than I remembered. Maybe it’s the lack of traffic, or maybe it was just a mistaken memory, but either way I’ve been thankful to have some forests to get into, and some mud to get under my boots.
Ollie and I went for a hike.
I… don’t really know what else to say about it. It’s forest park, so the trail isn’t particularly challenging or long, and there really aren’t any good views except for the ones of Ollie running through the trees. It’s fairly quiet, which is nice, but in the end it’s not a crazy big hike or anything.
It’s just quiet. It’s a chance to escape the city while still staying within city limits.
We enjoyed it, spent as much time adventuring together as we could, and then went home.
Various times in the fall – 2018
Portland is a beautiful city; the sheer number of trees that line the streets and sidewalks, the beautiful foliage of Forest Park across the river, and the little shops all around our neighborhood. It’s lovely – without getting into details on the tons of little trips we’ve went on, please enjoy a few pictures from the beauty!
Taking a stroll through Forest Park
At this point, we’d already hiked Dog Mountain… a pretty heavy hike, by most metrics. It had hurt though, and I’d been out of commission for a few days afterward.
This time, we were going to take it a bit easier, and ease me back into hiking with a simpler trail. The Leif Erikson trail, to be exact.
So… we hiked it. Not the whole thing, mind you. Just 8 miles, give or take. Still a good walk, but since it’s nearly flat, it was more of a relaxing stroll than a full-on hike.
That’s kind of it. It was beautiful, and gave us some really good views of Portland.