January 9, 2012
It takes me out of my mental preoccupations; elicits awe, refreshment and wonder; and gives me my dose of negative ions (waterfalls).
Hallo! I am also a member of the Portland Hiking Group but have missed many of their outings, mostly due to their "hard core" nature. I enjoy hikes where I can take some time to appreciate nature, so I'd like to have a contemplative hike option.