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Downtown to Wildwood Trail

This short evening walk of about 3 miles, 500' elevation gain was originally to be combined with another event posted on the Sierra Club Columbia Group's site:; however, the date of that event was changed by its sponsors.  We'll still do the walk as most of you did not sign up for the talk in any case.

We'll walk up SW Salmon, past the MAC to SW Park Place and up through Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens to the Wildwood Trail--as far as we can get until we need to turn around to be back by 6:45.  Enjoy some of the early spring blooms!

Meet near the corner of SW 12th and Salmon for the walk. Look for Sierra Club sign. 

Even though this is an urban hike, I suggest you still dress in quick-drying layers and bring the 10 essentials. Please don't wear jeans or other cotton.

The Mazamas ask for a $2 donation for their urban hikes.  Since ours is half their usual distance, I'll suggest a $1.00 donation.  Some of us may want to go to dinner together after the hike, so bring money for that too.

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  • Mary V.

    Miae, I agree! Thanks for posting photos! After a few sprinkles at the start, we had lovely clearing weather. We saw lots of trilliums, woods violets as well as salmonberry, Indian plum and Oregon grape in flower--and a couple of skunk cabbage. I was so glad you were all adventurous enough to do dinner at the all vegan Loving Hut--and do it family-style, no less. Good conversation around the table too! I'll do it again--after tax season. . .

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Miae

    What a great way to spend Friday evening! Thank you for organizing it, Mary.

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Tamara C.

    I can't make the walk, thank you

    April 4, 2014

  • Tom

    Couldn't make it. Looking forward to next time.

    April 4, 2014

  • Sandy W.

    Dog problems! Hope to join you all next time.

    April 4, 2014

  • susanith

    Sorry. Still not well enough to go. Hope to be able to participate soon.

    April 4, 2014

  • susanith

    I have been ill throughout Thursday, but hope I am well enough to participate Friday night.

    April 4, 2014

  • Mary V.

    Please note the change I just posted. The talk was originally posted for April 4, but its actually May 2.

    April 1, 2014

  • Ruthie

    I'm not as fit as I'd like to be at this point. Could you give me an idea how difficult this hike is? How would you rate it? Is there much elevation gain? Thanks.

    March 27, 2014

    • Mary V.

      Sure Ruthie, good point! I put it in the description now. I estimate about 3 miles, 500' elevation gain. Do you know the hill in front of the Mult. Athletic Club on Salmon St.? That's the steepest part.

      March 28, 2014

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