I am making the Tuesday hikes just a bit shorter than the Saturday hikes. Sooo...this Tuesday, April 2, we will hike from the arboretum to Pittock Mansion and back...Figure about 1 1/2 hours round trip.
We take plenty of rests, no one left behind, so...if you are even in shape just a little bit, like me, then come join us!
Those interested in hiking in the gorge but feel you do not have the stamina for those hikes, these hikes are for you. For now, I will post this as a weekly event with the goal to gradually increase time, distance and elevation within Forest Park starting at the arboretum. Any skill level is welcome, of course!
THE PLAN: Progressing a bit further each Saturday, as RT it is 5 miles from Pittock to the Lowe Maclaey Park and the portion from LM Park to the mansion is a bit more strenuous than between the mansion and the arboretum. On 3/30 we hiked a bit past the mansion and will go a bit further each Saturday until we make it all the way to Lower Maclaey Park.
By May.... we will be ready to hike in the gorge!!!
Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 Southwest Fairview Boulevard, Portland, OR 97221-2706
We will meet by the stairs in front of the arboretum building. There is parking on each side of the road. As the weather becomes warmer these spaces are filled pretty quickly in the mornings so I've timed the start of the hike with that in mind while missing the heaviest commute traffic as well.