What are the best Portland hikes in the rain? Here’s one option in town, one in the Gorge, and one at the coast.
As it’s explained at the website for the Friends of Marquam Nature Park:
The Marquam Mosaic was created as a participatory public art project led by renowned Portland artist Lynn Takata that involved children, families and adults in making a 100′ long mosaic for the Marquam Nature Park amphitheater. The public was invited to create ceramic and mosaic art and poetry based on the native flora and fauna of Marquam Nature Park.
It’s an utterly charming thing, well-made and professional but retaining little-kid charm. And there’s really nothing much to add, except that the hike to Council Crest, which starts there, is good any time of year.
Looking for the best fall colors hikes near Portland, Oregon? Here are some favorites from Paul Gerald, author of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland.”
I have been a longtime reader and poster at PortlandHikers.org, and I have admired the work being done by Trailkeepers of Oregon, which kind of grew out of the website. In fact, I have always dedicated my hiking guides to the people who build and maintain trails. And I much appreciate the work and dedication […]
Inquiring hikers want to know: Which Gorge hikes are sporting wildflowers? Where is the snow level in the hills? Well, I haven’t been out for hardly any hikes this year, which is more than a little embarrassing and frustrating, but hey — I’ve been producing books. But plenty of people have been out hiking, and […]
Welcome to the 2014 Hiking Season! …. and my (more or less) weekly updates on news, conditions, and hiking suggestions. Sure, some of you may have been hiking all winter, but for me, it starts in March, with the first reports of wildflowers blooming in the Columbia River Gorge and the possibility, however unpredictable, that […]
In this excerpt from “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland,” author Paul Gerald describes a classic walk through a wooded gulch to Portland’s highest point.
Usually, in this space, I would give you some news related to Portland hikes, and conditions relevant to possible hikes near Portland this weekend. Instead, I think I’ll just say what must be obvious: If you’re thinking of hiking this weekend, good luck! The Portland forecast shows rain all weekend with a wind advisory talking about gusts up to […]
Paul Gerald, author of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland” and other guides, offers his weekly roundup of news and conditions for hikes near Portland.
Both Oregon and Washington state parks are hosting New Years Day 2014 guided hikes and snowshoes this year. It’s all part of First Day Hikes, a cooperative effort of America’s State Parks and the American Hiking Society. Oregon has 30 hikes to choose from, and this article from Terry Richard in The Oregonian lists them all. […]