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May 10 , 2007
9:00 am
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Wildwood Tr/Germantown Rd
Map listed is for 6/30/05
maps for spring and summer of 2005 are not easily available

Map used for walk on 28 Sept 2006--and on 8 Sept 2005
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May 3 , 2007
9:00 am

Park at red X on Aspen, near Thurman. (This is the usual parking for Forest Park entrance, where Thurman becomes Leif Erikson Dr.  The parking provided here is usually full, and Aspen Av is close and usually has plenty of parking.)

The suggested walk is east on Aspen to Holman Lane (at Raleigh) and up Holman Ln (elevation gain 410 ft--this is most of the gain in the walk--Holman is graveled but usually has a little water running down it in one place.)  At 53rd Dr walk the pavement up to Birch Tr and go down Birch Tr to Wildwood Tr.  From here Wild Cherry Tr down to Leif Erikson makes a very short loop, and Wildwood Tr to Dogwood Tr (Leif Erikson mile 1) makes a longer loop.  The walk shown was in the opposite direction, but going this way puts the uphill part at the beginning and gives several alternatives at the end to lengthen the walk.  (If on reaching Birch Tr parking,  the group decides do a longer walk, note that staying on 53rd to the Dogwood/Wild Cherry parking lot adds very little elevation gain.)

Map used for walk on 15 Sept 2005--and on 4 May 2006
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April 26, 2007
9:00 am
10AM

No walk this week




Potluck Planning Meeting for Leaders of Thursday Walk Group at Diana and Harry's 
 

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April 19, 2007
9:00 am

Duniway Park Lilac Gardens

Park at red X, on north side of Terwilliger near the Hamilton St restroom and water fountain. 

Suggested walk: north on Terwilliger bike path to Duniway Park lilac garden and upper (bark dust) running track; then down gravel path to paved Duniway track (north of YMCA); then south on west side of Barbur (the noisy blocks, but is possible to avoid some of the noise by taking streets to the east or west); then up SWTrail #1 at Whitaker Street (very interesting sculpture bench at switchback).  Return south on Terwilliger to cars.

 
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April 12, 2007
9:00 am

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Go south on S.E. Milwaukie and park in the signed trailhead (on right) slightly past Mitchell Street (This is near the old location of The Olive Farm which was at 5120 SE Milwaukee--the Portland Parks parking lot is frequently full, but parking on the east side of Milwaukie is usually ample.)  Or come on 99E, which crosses S.E. Milwaukie (under it--there's a ramp that leads up to Milwaukee just north of the Parks parking lot).  The trail is an easy three-mile loop, shady for the most part. The hike will take about 75 minutes or so.

Harry & Diana
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April 5, 2007
9:00 am

We will meet at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center and walk through the Magnolia Collection and then to the Maple Collection.  Depending on time, we may go on to the Dogwood near the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.


Map used Mar 28, 2006

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March 29, 2007
9:00 am

Thurs. we will walk through the beautiful spring blossoms & foliage of the Palatine Hill cemeteries.Please meet at the entrance to the  Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, (listed in The Thomas Guide as 9002 SW Boones Fwy. Rd.) The sign inside that driveway also says, The Greenwood Cemetery. Parking is available just inside that entrance or on the shoulder of Boones Fwy. If you take I-5, exit at Terwilliger & go south (towards Lewis & Clark) & turn at the Taylors Fwy.light heading east. Just a short distance down is Boones Fwy., which is the first right.Proceed up Boones Fwy. & you will find this dirt driveway entrance on your left, just before Primrose St.

If you are coming the other direction on Terwilliger from Lake Oswego, you can turn right directly on to Primrose, go one block to the stop sign & turn left on Boones Fwy & the entrance is quickly there on your right. 

Look forward to seeing you all there, Neal

See map here

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March 22, 2007
9:00 am

Meet at the Red X, along Elm Ave in Royal Woodlands just off Scholls Ferry Rd. (Parking is usually plentiful here.)

Those who come via Hwy 217 can take the Allen offramp and go east on Allen to Scholls Fy Rd,   (Then turn left for one short block and left again onto Elm.)

The walk will include many of the Royal Woodlands streets which now have many fully blooming fruit trees.  The route is slightly hilly--it's the hills of Raleigh Hills.


Map used on 10 Mar 05.
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March 15, 2007
9:00 am

Meet at the Terwilliger end of the Terwilliger-to-Marquam Hill section of the 40-mile trail  (It's about .7 miles north of the Chart House restaurant at the top of the hill.)

There is parking on both sides of Terwilliger near the bottom of the trail: shown as a small Red x on the map belowThere is additional parking at the larger Red X, mile 1-1/2.

The walk will go up the trail toward Marquam Hill Rd and the Marquam Gulch shelter.


Map used on 9 Jun 05.
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March 8, 2007
9:00 am

Meet at the far end of Leif Erikson Dr: Germantown Rd  (Red P on map below.)

Possibility 1.  Depending on weather and inclinations of walkers: Hike up Germantown Rd. (wetter weather) to Wildwood Tr--or hike up new Cannon Trail from west end of parking area up to Wildwood Tr, about mi 24.6, (dryer weather).  Then continue out Wildwood Tr to Firelane 10.  Firelane 10 down the ridge, across the creek and up the ridge to the cars.

Possibility 2.  Hike Leif Erikson Rd to the east for half the walk and return via same route for the second half wettest weather)

Map used on Sept 28, 2006 and Sept 8, 2005.
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March 1, 2007
9:00 am

Meet at the south end of Thurman St: entrance to Forest Park at the beginning of Leif Erikson Dr.

Walk up Leif Erikson Dr to Alder Tr and back -- this route should have no mud problems even in the heaviest of rain.  Those wishing a more strenuous walk can go up Alder Tr and return one of the other routes (Wildwood Tr plus Dogwood, Wild Cherry or Aspen Tr, for example).

Parking is sometimes scarce at th very end of Thurman: nearby Aspen Ave always has plenty of parking.  The "recent walks" link below has several maps of this general area.

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February 22,  2007
9:00 am

Meet under the Broadway Bridge on Naito Parkway (Front Ave.) (Metered parking in the vicinity, and 2-hr free parking is available in the Albers Mill lot, just north of the area under the bridge on Naito Parkway.)

The walk will be down to Steel Bridge and across the river on the Eastbank Esplanade pedestrain crossing, then south to Morrison Bridge, west over Morrison Bridge, then north through the park and back to the cars.

(Repeat of walk of Feb 1.)
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February 15,  2007
9:00 am

Meet at the parking area for the top of Dogwwod Tr. (and Wild Cherry Tr.)--the black "P" near the right edge of the first map below and the green PU of the second map.

The walk will include part of Wildwood Trail in its flatter parts.

Map made for October 19, 2006. (on this page).
 


Map for walk of November 24, 2005.

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February 8,  2007
9:00 am

Meet at Linda's, 11940 SW Carmen, Tigard.

FROM PORTLAND: 
I-5 south to 99W; 99W to Walnut St. (1.5-2 mi.; 2 gas stations on corner) Turn right.  Go .9 mi. to Left on SW 116th St.  Right on Carmen.  House on Left, Yellow with green trim, tall antenna on side.

FROM BEAVERTON and NORTH
217 south to Scholls Ferry Rd.; Turn West (Right).  Go 1 mile to SW 121 St. and turn Left (top of rise, Beef Bend Rd. on Right, Shopping center with Thriftway and Rite Aid on corner).  Go 1 mile to Carmen and turn Left.  House on Right, Yellow with green trim, tall antenna on side.


The walk will be on trails and along creeks.  It's mostly flat -- no big hills.

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February 1,  2007
9:00 am

Meet under the Broadway Bridge on Naito Parkway (Front Ave.) (Metered parking in the vicinity.)

The walk will be down to Steel Bridge and across the river on the Eastbank Esplanade pedestrain crossing, then south to Morrison Bridge, west over Morrison Bridge, then north through the park and back to the cars.

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January 25,  2007
9:00 am

Meet at the Chinatown Gate on corner of Burnside and NW Fourth. 

Harry will leads an Old Town history walk featuring its former Chinese and Japanese communities. We end at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW Second, around 10 am. It will open specially for us. $2 suggested donation. Afterwards, let's try to have coffee together.  Nearest Max: Old Town/Chinatown stop.

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January 18,  2007
9:00 am

Due to uncooperative weather, the meeting place and the walk have been changed

Meet at the north end of the OMSI parking lot--on Water Avenue near the east end of the I-5 Marquam Bridge.  The walk will be on the Eastbank Esplanade. Watch for Helen (leader) and other walkers at the OMSI parking lot.  You may need to drive to another, nearby parking area.

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January 11,  2007
9:00 am

Meet at Fanno Creek Trail parking lot on Denney Rd.

Map from walk on December 15, 2005.
Look on this page for more details on that walk.

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January 4,  2007
9:00 am

Meet at Lower McCleay Park parking area
(End of Upshur Street).

Map from previous walks.
See this page from "Index to SW Portland" page

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December 28,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at 3147 NE 22nd Ave.

Diana will lead the 9 a.m. walk on Thursday, Dec. 28, starting from Diana 
and Harry's home, 3147 NE 22nd Ave. (503-281-2275) and ending there for goodies. 

We'll walk to and around Grant Park.

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December 21,  2006
9:00 am

Our walk will take us through the grounds in Southwest Portland of the  Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery and beyond. Please meet & park inside that entrance which is at 9002 SW Boones Ferry Rd. 

This entrance can be reached by driving off of Terwilliger (south of Taylors Fwy. a couple of blocks) left onto Primrose heading east, 1 block to Boones Fwy & turn left (north) and 1 block to cemetery entrance, which is on your right.  Parking is also available on Primrose, Boones Fy. or preferably just inside the entrance on your right.           This old part of the cemetery connects with Riverview Cemetery and is filled with lovely trees, vistas and our history.Hope to see you there.   N.

See map here

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December 14,  2006
9:00 am

Next walk: Meet at Furnace parking lot  in George Rogers Park, off of State Street in Lake Oswego.  We'll walk on a hard reasonably flat surface, along the Willamette River, using Old River Road and the lovely homes bordering it. The walk will be baout 90 minutes with little elevation.

Cissy will be having  her vbook group at the house so we might meet at Starbucks in own town Lake Oswego for refreshments.

To get there:

from the North:  Take Macadam (Rte 43) west to State Street in downtown L.O. to the McVey/Green Street Traffic light. Turn left into George Rogers Parkon  Greene Street all the way down to the parking lot.

or...
Rte #5 to Kruse Way  in Lake Oswego. Turn left at Boones Ferry and bend right onto Country Club Road past L.O. High School. Country Club becomes A Avenue and T's at State Street in downtown Lake Oswego.  Turn right onto State Street and go to McVey/Green Street traffic light. Turn left into the Park as directions above.

This will be a leisurely walk, great view of the River and the lovely homes bordering the area.

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December 7,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at Neal's (red X)
5034 SW Vermont
Driveway is just west of the Montessori School

Ignore thecoloredwalk routes.

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November 30,  2006
9:00 am

Walk cancelled (and postponed to next week)
because of high probability of
ICE STORM.

(The following week, Dec 7, meet at Neal's?)

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November 23,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at Cathy's: 10151 SW Washington St.

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November 16,  2006
9:00 am

We will meet at 9am, this Thursday at Bonnie and Steve's home, 4648 SW 39th Dr., Portland, the red X on the map below.  (about 0.4 mi north of Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy on 39th Dr.)

The route will take us east to 18th Drive, up this road/path to Fairmount Blvd, along Fairmount, then down Chesapeak/Twombly and back home.  Total time about 1:30.

Coffee, tea, deserts at our house afterwards.

See you Thursday!

Steve and Bonnie
503.768.9065

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November 9,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at red X on map below

We're going to walk from Karen Gurevitch's home, mildly and on pavement rather than mud due to bountious rainfall.

1.2855 NW Cumberland Rd.  Get yourself, please, to Burnside, if you are coming from the South.  Right on NW 23rd Street, going north to the "j" street, Johnson (alphabetical from "b", burnside); Left on Johnson.  Uphill, passing over 25th.  Straight with slight right angle.  Do Not Go Right, Downhill on 25th.  Do Not Go Left on Westover, toward Burnside.   Ahead uphill is also Westover--Do that! 

2.Wind up 3 big turns until you come to  an extra wide intersection; Left is where Cumberland is born, as Mark always said.  Staight ahead is Fairfax, DEAD END.  Right is Westover going downhill. Do Not take downhill. Continue left onto Cumberland.  In a block, turn right onto long curve; then a left turn at Cumberland and Shenandoah.  One more short block to Luray Terrace which is another DEAD END on your right.  Do NOT turn right. Turn left and park along that left side of Cumberland. My house is the first one left of Luray Terrace. I will be at the bottom of the steps waiting for you.  Park all along in front on the left side of Cumberland. "2855" is on the telephone  pole at street level by the steps going up.  House is at top of steps, A light brown with curled under roofing, looking like a cottage, green trim.  Rhodedendrons lining the steps up to house.

If you come from the North, go to Vaughn Street and 25th.  Left on 25th, crossing over Lovejoy (a 4-way stop). Continue a couple of blocks up to intersection of 25th and Westover (stop sign)  Go right, sharp turn up hill.  DO NOT continue straight ahead which is also Westover and leads circuitously to Burnside.  Follow directions from paragraph #2 above.

We will walk several streets, downhill to see the original Catlin Gable School, and former voting place--now a community center--and come back and continue downhill, past Guggenheim's, to 23rd street area, some detours for interest, and end up with a coffee shop of group's choosing.  Far better than "home" where we had two leaks this week (basement & upstairs bath)   Rather, we will relax and and enjoy the comfort of a public pub or coffee shop.

There's Besaw's and also a McMinnimans across the street, at 23rd and Savior.  Or, continuing on Lovejoy we could choose Rose's, or a couple of blocks further, Good Sam has a cafeteria which I think they call a bistro that has lots of room.  Or someone may have another favorite. 

Karen Gur.     Phone:  503-228-4806.  Call if you have questions


Map was made for walk on 24 Feb 05

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November 2,  2006
9:00 am

Harry and Diana will lead Thursday's walk, followed by goodies at their home. Gather at the Mt. Tabor parking lot at 9 am. Come out S.E. Belmont to 60th, turn right (a sign there points to Park entrance) and about a block away enter park and come up to the parking lot.  If you come I-84, exit at, I believe, 59th, right for one block on S.E. Glisan to right onto 60th until, just past Belmont, follow above directions.    Watch out that parts of S.E. Sandy and E. Burnside are torn up, if you are thinking of them.

We will partly be on shaded trails and partly on inner road. Goes up and down moderately, with one fairly steep part on the way back. There are some good view sites looking at S.E. and downtown. We'd rank the hike as 
moderate.

Directions to home: from Park entrance/exit, go back to Belmont, turn left, go to S.E. 20th, turn right and follow for couple miles (it jogs and becomes N.E. 21st around a church). Past Knott (light there) a few blocks turn right onto Siskoyou, then first left onto 22nd.  On left down a few houses.
Address: 3147 NE. 22nd (503-281-2275).
 

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October 26,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at Cathy's: 10151 SW Washington St.

 

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October 19,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at the red X, Firelane 1 (Forest Lane) near the Forest Park Gate.

The planned walk is:  Down Firelane 1 to the bypass trail at the bottom of the first hill (it's on the right just as Firelane 1 starts up a little hill--it comes in at a sharp angle, so look back for it).  Down the bypass trail to Wildwood Trail and turn left onto Wildwood--the first mileage sign will be 10-3/4.  Stay on Wildwood Trail, crossing Firelane 1 and dropping down into Lolich Creek,  to a little past mile 11-3/4, and take the 0.03-mile bit of Lolich Ck Trail to the Nature Trail.  It's mostly uphill from here.  Go up (right) Nature Tr to the big flat where Firelane 1 starts dropping steeply toward Leif Erikson Dr (don't go down Firelane 1).  Go up Firelane 1 to the cars.  Total distance: 2.5 miles. 
 

Here is a map that shows the broader possibilities for walks in the Forest Lane area of Forest Park.  There are two shuttles that allow several excellent walks.  The eastern green S is where Wildwood Trail touches 53rd Dr near mile 9-1/4--the elevation here is 800 feet, and the Wildwood Trail distance to Firelane 1 is 2.00 miles.  The western green S is where Firelane 2 comes to Skyline Rd--the elevation here is 1100 feet.  The elevation at the red X is a few feet less than 1000 feet.  Meet at the green S on 53rd and drive everyone to the red X and walk down Firelane 1 to Wildwood and walk Wildwood back to the cars.  Or meet at the red X, drive everyone to the top of Firelane 2, and walk Firelane 2, Wildwood Tr and up Firelane 1.  There are several variants of those two routes that add distance and elevation gain but make nice walks.

 

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October 12,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at the red X, the dead end of Spring St at Ainsworth School.  (Previous walks from here were in the summer when the school was not in session.   School is now in session: be prepared for parking restrictions here.  Two alternatives would be a little further east on Spring street, and on St Helens, off Montgomery Dr--that's just to the other side of the pedestrian bridge.)

We will meet this Thursday, 10/12, 9 am, at the dead end section of SW Spring St. on the west side of SW Vista Ave.  We have met at this point before.  I hope everybody knows it.  Send me an e-mail if you have questions.  We will be walking a loop from Portland Height to Council Crest.  The loop is about 3+ miles and consists of about equal amounts of pedestrian sidewalks (to see some nice houses) and lovely woodland (Klaus, are you there?).  The elevation from our meeting point to the height of Council Crest is about 400 ft.  Assuming that we moseying for 15-20 min at the top of Council Crest, it would take about 2 h to complete the loop and return to the beginning point at about 11 am.  So keep that in mind if you have other things planed for the morning.  Hope to see you there.

Renee

This map shows the walk of November 10, 2005 (dotted red line).  (The meeting place for that walk was Governors Park on Davenport.)  I haven't extended this map to the north, but during the editing of the SW Walk Map, I made special correction maps and took many pictures of the many stairs of the north side of this hill.  You will probably find this Web page (made for the map-making people) very interesting.  It shows most of the stairs.

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October 5,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at the red X o, the parking lot for the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden on SE 28th Ave. 

From the north this is easily reached by turning south onto SE 28th from Holgate Ave -- which, in turn is easily reached by driving south on McLoughlin and using the Holgate exit, which exits to the right and then crosses McLoughlin at a signal light.

From the southwest Bybee is a good route to SE 28th Ave--then drive north along the edge of the golf course and Rhododendron Gardens to the parking lot.  (Reed College is to the east near the parking lot.)  Get to Bybee from the corner of SE Milwaukee Ave and Bybee (signal light).  Go east on Bybee from there.


Map used on April 13, 2004
The Bybee St. bridge is now open.
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September 28,  2006
9:00 am

Back again to Firelane 10: 2.5 mi. / 340 ft elevation gain/loss

Meet at the L-shaped parking area (the redP) on the right side (driving down) of Germantown Rd. (.26 mi below the parking area for Wildwood Trail), at the end of Leif Erikson Rd.. 
We'll go down FL10  200 ft., then up  340 ft and return via Wildwood trail to G'town Rd. We follow that down to the parking area. 

Map used on Sept 8, 2005
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September 21,  2006
9:00 am

Let's meet again at Springville Rd, like last week.  I have 2 walks prepared, a real easy one of about 3 mi. and a 'normal' one of ~4.5 mi. Both have less than 300 ft. elevation loss and -gain, in this order.

The shorter one uses mostly Leif Eriksen and Firelane 7, the longer one goes about half the distance on Wild Wood Trail, i.e. single file. 

We can vote before we take off...

Meet at the pink X, the Firelane 7/Springville Rd parking area.

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September 14,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at the pink X, the Firelane 7/Springville Rd parking area.

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September 7,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at the red X:

We will walk Thursday morning, September 7 from the home of Bonnie Messinger and Steve Mullinax, 4648 SW 39th Dr., Portland. (North 0.4 mi from 39th Drive traffic light at Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.) Phone is 503.768.9065.

The walk will take in a number of heritage trees, one historic home and at
least one habitat restoration site.

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August 31,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at Karen's, 2855 NW Cumberland Rd.
(503-228-4806)

If your coming from Skyline, go down Cornell to the sharp turn left just above Ray's house and continue straight there (onto Westover) instead of turning left.  At the intersection of Westover and Cumberland, you just continue straight and the street you're on becomes Cumberland.  Then wind up Cumberland until you get to Luray Terrace and park on the street.  Karen's house is high above Cumberland at the intersection with Luray Terr.

If you're comng from the flats in NW Portland, remember that Lovejoy becomes Cornell as it starts up the hills.


The red numbers are elevation gains for those stretches of trail.
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August 24,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at Steve and Jan's, 6835 SW 60th.
(503-768-9267)

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August 17,  2006
9:00 am

Meet at the red X, the lower end of Aspen Trail, where it ends at Aspen Ave. 

Take Thurman south over the bridge and turn left on 32nd; go one block to Franklin and turn right; then continue to Franklin's end at Aspen and turn right again (see map).  You can also get there by driving all the way to Aspen and turning left on Aspen: this puts you on the trail side of the street where parking is usually abundant.

Harry's walking route is shown in green in this map.  Walk up Aspen trail 0.23 miles to Wildwood Trail and turn right.  This is the start of a significant uphill segment.  Take Birch Trail (to the left) which is very close to Wildwood mile marker 7-1\2.  In 0.22 miles, Birch Trail reaches NW 53rd (paved street with traffic).  Go left (predominantly downhill) ~0.10 miles on 53rd to a gravel road on the left, Holman Lane.  Follow Holman Lane, thru the park gate and down 0.76 miles to Wildwood Trail.  Then left on WIldwood to Aspen Trail and right on Aspen Trail to retrace that same 0.23 miles back to the cars. 

Length of walk is 3.10 miles.
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August 10,  2006
9:00 am

This week's walk will be in Dunthorpe area.  We will meet at the garden of Bishop's Close (Elk Rock).  It is located at 11544 SW Military Lane, near Lake Oswego.  Coming down from north or south via Macadam (SR43), look for SW Military Rd on the river side of the road, then turn into SW Military Ln to the end. 

 (Note the right turn onto Military Ln  just after leaving Riverside/Macadam.)

We will leave our cars at the Visitor's Parking lot, walk out of Military Rd, cross the SR43 at the traffic light and walk up to Dunthorpe to admire all kinds of fancy houses and mansions..  In recent year, Dunthrope has become popular with players of Trailblazers.    For you house hunters, we saw an older house asking for 1.8 millions.  Pocket change!  Other fancier houses for sale do not have info sheets.  I guess you don't ask the price if you want to buy here.

It will take about 1h 15 min (2.5 - 3 miles?) to loop back to the Garden. You can decide how much time you want to spend strolling through it.

It's all paved road.  About 20 min worth of uphill climbing at the beginning.  Once you pass this, the rest is flat ground or down hill.  You may want to bring a hat.  I think you will enjoy the walk.  See you there.

Renee.

See also Map B3, which includes a little more to the north..
Map from walk of March 23, 2004:
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July 27,  2006
9:00 am

Aspen Trail, Forest Park

Meet at bottom of Aspen Trail on Aspen Street.  It;s about 0.1 mile north of Franklin St.  Shortest route: turn left (west) onto NW 32nd from Thurman St, go one short block to Franklin, and turn right (north) onto Franklin.  Take Franklin to Aspen (end of Franklin) and turn right onto Aspen.  The trail is on the left where a small gulley crosses Aspen.  There's a large Parks Bureau trail sign there.


 Parking/starting place in green -- Numbers are photo locations--
on thispage.
This description is taken, from the archived pages, for the walk on Tuesday, September 9, 2003.
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July 20,  2006
9:00 am

Back to Forest Park!

Meet at the pink X, the Firelane 7/Springville Rd parking area.

Go north on SKYLINE BLVD. past Thompson Rd, Memorial Gardens and Saltzman Rd.

Go past Springville Rd. on the left (.7 mi. after Saltzman), pass 2 driveways on the
right and turn right at the SPRINGVILLE sign. 
We have been there many times before...

We will walk down 400 ft. and turn right on Leif Erikson Rd.   ~1.3 mi. later turn right again on Gas Line Rd and return via Firelane 7 to the starting point.

I covered the loop in 70 minutes at a normal pace, but there are two 'short-timer'
options.

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July 13, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at the red X, the dead end of SW Spring Street on the west side of  SW Vista Ave at Portland Heights. 

This map shows the walk of November 10, 2005 (dotted red line).  (The meeting place for that walk was Governors Park on Davenport.)  I haven't extended this map to the north, but during the editing of the SW Walk Map, I made special correction maps and took many pictures of the many stairs of the north side of this hill.  You will probably find this Web page (made for the map-making people) very interesting.  It shows most of the stairs.

The walk this week is new to us, and maybe a bit new to most of you too.  We will park at the dead end of SW Spring Street on the west side of  SW Vista Ave at Portland Heights.  To find SW Vista Ave (connected to NW 23rd Ave):  go west on Burnside if you are coming from eastside of town;  Take SW Broadway if you are from southeat; take Sylvan exit from Hwy 26,then Humphrey and SW Patton if you are from the west.  Please don't just take my word for it but check the map.

We will walk down from the heart of Portland Heights, enjoy seeing many great big houses where old money used to be (rich people move to Lake Oswego lately, of course).  We will walk (or slide) down a few steep slopes and wind up at Park Ave (surprise?).  We will walk along the beautiful Park Ave looking at the campus of Portland state University.  I think some people in our group will be able to share with us interesting stories about the University and those beautiful buildings along the way.  We will then turn west on SW Jefferson before Art Museum.  We will walk pass I-405 overpass and into Goose Hallow area.  From there we will return to Portland Height.

It is a 3mi walk and took us 1.5 hr.  It shouldn't be any problem from the beginning point to Goose Hallow since it's all downhill and flat land.  However, there are two rather long stairs (one with 153 steps, the other one maybe 100?) on returning to Portland Height.  This is a test for old legs and old hearts.  We can walk slowly and make a few stops in between.  For those who wishing to cut short the walk can either enjoy coffee at the Starbucks at the PSU campus or at Sal's Expresso at Goose Hallow (if it is open) and wait to be picked up.  Or we can all rest up at Sal's before charging on to tackle those stairs.   We can discuss that.

See you all at 9am, Thursday.  Rain or Shine.

Renee
 

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July 6, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at Mary S. Young State Park,  parking lot at east end of entrance road-- 19900 Willamette Drive.

We will be trekking through the Mary S. Young Park on Thursday, July 6 at 9:00 AM.  Parts of this walk are similar to the hikes in Forest Park.  We suggest you might wear long pants as some paths are not well kept.

Mary S. Young Park is off of  route 43 in West Linn.  Address is 19900 Willamette Drive.  You can google Mary S. Young Park in West Linn.

About 3 miles west of downtown Lake Oswego there is a a little brown sign that says M.S. Young. (Just before the brown sign, you will pass a shopping mall with a traffic light at Hidden Springs Road and then Mapleton Street. Take the very next turn South onto M.S. Young.  Turn left and follow the road all the way til the end.  Park at/near the shelter and across from the pet exercise area.
cissy and Phil
cell  503-701-1364

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June 29, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at 2858 NW Cornell Rd, the red x on the map.
Burnside Ave. to Lovejoy, Then up the hill making a u-turn to park on the downhill side.

I will be happy to lead an hour walk next Thursday, June 29.  We will start at my house at 9 AM and proceed on a loop that will end where we began.  The route I chose is downhill ( 300 ft.) with almost no uphill, believe it or not.

Following the walk, we will have brunch at my house from 10 to 11 .

 Ray


This map was for the walk on Dec. 9, 2003.  It might be of help
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June 22, 2006
9:00 am

We will meet at the Japanese Garden parking lot accross the Rose Garden in the Washington Park at 9 am this Thursday, June 22.  (See parking area #2 on the map below.)  We will begin the walk toward the Children's Park and the Elephant house, then circle arround two reservoirs in the park.  We will then exit the Park and walk to Madison Street, a short avenue with many homes on the National Historic Register (King's Hill Historic District).  We will return to the Park via its formal entrance at the end of SW Park Place. After meandering through the park, visiting statues of "Sacajawea" and "The Coming of the Whiteman",  we will exit the park and walk into the Arlington Height neighborhood.  We will get to see some nice houses here.  We will be winding back to Rose Garden by way of SW Kingston Ave.  This loop is about 3 miles with very little elevation: a piece of cake.

For those who are not pressed for time and still have energy left, there is an additional 1 mile loop leaving Kingston (Fairview-Rutland-Chamlain) near Rose Garden at the end of the first loop.  This loop is more challenging.  The interesting thing is an 80-steps stairs.  But it has several terraces along the way allowing you to rest and savor the views.  The terraces are impeccably planted and decorated with roses, vineyard, park bench, etc..  It is realy not too bad a climb: Phil Pennington had led us through this loop before.  You will remember it when you get there.

Chi and I checked the route out Sunday.  It was a bit confusing for us.  But I think we remember it now.  So, brace yourself.  Hope to see you all.

Renee

This map from other walks might be of help.
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June 15, 2006
9:00 am

Leif Erikson Dr & Wildwood Tr

Meet at the northern end of ASPEN, via THURMAN. 

This map is from the walk of 15 Sept, 2005 -- Different walk route.

We'll go on Leif Erikson .9 mi.,
turn left on Dogwood Tr. and after .34 mi./240ft uphill turn right on Wildwood.

(Here is an option to cut off .25 mi. by continuing on Dogwood)

.62 mi. later we turn left toward Dogwood. From there it's all downhill, 
via Wild Cherry to L.E.

Total distance ~3 mi., 560 ft elevation gain

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June 1, 2006
9:00 am

Willamette Park

Thursdays walk is mostly level with little shade as we stroll along the Willamette River, so bring your sun hats.

We’ll meet at the northern parking area of the  Willamette Greenway Park and hike the trail toward downtown.

To get there, take Macadam Avenue and turn East on Nebraska towards the river. Paid parking is available for $1.00 for seniors, $5.00 for you youngsters or you may  choose to park on Nebraska and walk into the park. 

 

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April 27, 2006
9:00 am

Walk to the Iron Mountain Boy Scout Viewing Platform.

Meet at 15851 Boones Way, Lake Oswego  (Phil & Cissy's). Directions:
    Route 217  to Kruse  (or  I #5  to Exit 292 to Kruse)
    Kruse Way ends at  Boones Ferry.
    Turn Right  onto Boones Ferry.
    Turn Left onto Lanewood.   ( the Pacific Lumber store  is on the corner)
    Take your 1st Right (about 200 yards) - Boones Way
     15851 is at the south end of the cul-de-sac, right side

Most of the walk is on this map.
The surrounding territory is on Maps C1, C2, D1, and D2 of the index map on this page.  (These are only partially corrected.)

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April 6, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at Selwood Library parking lot for a walk in Oaks Bottom.

Selwood Library is t 7860 SE13th Ave.  It is about 4 1/2 blocks north of 13th and Tacoma (Tacoma being the street that goes over the Sellwood Bridge.)
The walk should not be strenuous and will take about 1 hour and perhaps 45
minutes.

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March 28, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at Hoyt Arboretum. 


Detail map

Hoyt Arboretum is most easily reached from most of the Portland area via Hwy 26 freeway, exiting at the Zoo offramp, and driving up Knight Blvd, past the MAX station, up to Fairview Blvd.  However, at 9 in the morning, Hwy 26 is often very congested.  Burnside Rd is usually a good alternative: take Fisher Ln into the Arboretum.  From downtown, Fisher Ln can be recognized as the first street to the left past the route to Pittock (Barnes Rd and marked by signs).  From above (Skyline Blvd), Fisher Ln can be recognized as the first street to the right past Arboretum Circle (not on the above map--look at the "Detail map" link above.)  Consider also taking Fairview from Kingston, near the Washington Park tennis courts--or from Skyline Blvd north of Sylvan.

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March 21, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at the cul-de-sac on SW Mitchell St., one block west from SW Dosch Rd. 9am.

Google map link

To get to the intersection of Mitchell & Dosch, follow Dosch less than one-half mile north from Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.  (Dosch goes north from B-H, from the same traffic light where B-H and 30th intersect.)  Dosch makes a dog-leg to the left, then back to the right.  Look for Mitchell St. on your left immediately after the sharp right curve on Dosch.

If you are coming down Dosch from the north, look for Mitchell St. on your right, about 0.4 miles south of the stop sign at Dosch and Hamilton.

Don't confuse Mitchell St. with Mitchell Ct., which intersects Dosch from the east, just a bit north of Mitchell St.

There should be enough parking either in the cul-de-sac itself, or on Mitchell St. leading to the cul-de-sac.

Steve M. will lead the walk.

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March 14, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at the parking lot of the church (Cedar Hills United Church of Christ) at the northwest corner of SW Parkway & Cedar Hills Blvd.  It's across the street from the recreation center.

Cathy and Ida will lead the walk.

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March 7, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at the clock tower in Beaverton Town Square.  Beavertown Town Square is just west of Hwy 217 between Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Canyon Rd.  The clock tower is a little west of the big Fred Meyers.

Cathy and Ida will lead the walk.

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March 7, 2006
February 23, 2006?
9:00 am

Meet at same address as last week (Linda Jonz' home).  We start with a short walk to a small hill, climb it, and go back down to the creek via steps.  The walk is all paved and fairly flat, mostly on trails and side streets. We finish up by walking 1/3 mile on Walnut, an artery.

Please call 503.590.7445 if you are coming. You may also call if you need directions. 

Meet at 9 am at 11940 SW Carmen St., Tigard. Tan house, green & white trim with radio antennae. It's a little short street near SW 121 and Walnut, one mile south of Scholls Ferry Rd., and one mile west of Hwy 99W). Not (NOT!) the Carman St. exit off I-5. 


Note (from Phil): the little blue "x" is a house with a water fountain that is left on in freezing weather -- it was a very pretty ice sculpture last weekend.

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Feburary 16, 2006
9:00 am

Meet at 9 am at the Skidmore Fountain (SW First Ave. at Ankeny, a MAX stop), under outside cover of building next door if  bad weather. . .

.  .  . walk along the river to Salmon Street Springs.  From there the route goes to Jefferson, west to 3rd, north to Main, west to Park, south to Market, west to 9th and north to the Light Rail line or wherever anyone wants to go from there.

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Feburary 2, 2006
9:00 am

Same starting place as the last two weeks:-- different walk
Rock Creek walk: 
about 4 mi, elev. gain less than 50 ft

This walk will be to the east, into area east of 174th.

Go west on Sunset Hwy (26), past Murray and Cornell. Exit 185th.  Turn right at the Exit light, straight at the next light (Bronson).  Turn right again at the next light into Parkview. There is a public pool on your right, turn right and park in front of it.

P marks the parking area. 
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January 12, 2006
9:00 am

Council Crest vicinity should keep our feet dry.

Meet on SW Pendleton St., east of SW Sunset Blvd, just before Cheltenham.

To get there from the West, go east on Bvtn Hillsdale Hwy (10). Past Dosch Rd, turn left into Sunset Blvd (Traffic light). 2nd on your right is Pendleton.

From the east side, go south on Barbur Blvd (99) and take the Capitol Hwy (10) exit. After crossing Terwilliger, turn right on top of the hill into Sunset Blvd,  2nd on your right is Pendleton.
4 mi./500 ft elevation gain

Note some troublesome errors on this map:  Nevada Ct west of Bertha Blvd is a primitive trail (deep water in wet weather) and is also a trail (good one) west of Capitol Hill Rd.  Area shown NW of Vermont & Bertha ("The Turning Point" housing development area) is shown grossly wrong.  A lot of Kanan (NW corner of map) is trail.  Nearby Pendleton is cul-de-sac: no street to Dewitt from its end.  Chestnut east of Terwilliger does not have that loop extending thru the park northeast from 5th, and the next E-W street south of Chestnut (it's Nevada) doesnt extend west of 5th, nor does it exist as shown between Terwilliger and 7th.  Brier, SE corner of map, (and that extension going NE) is mostly creative cartography as it's shown.  "Hillsdale" is labeled in an interesting location

X marks the parking block.  The main highways have dusky green dots.  Some of the interesting trails are shown with dusky yellow dots.
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January 5, 2006
9:00 am

Harry will lead a history tour of part of 19th-century downtown Portland

Meet at 9 am at the Skidmore Fountain (SW First Ave. at Ankeny, a
MAX stop), under outside cover of building next door if  bad weather. We'll
walk over to the waterfront where Portland began and work back to the
Fountain and then into nearby districts.
 

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December 29, 2005
9:00 am

Because of the uncertain weather, please call Klaus Th. morning between 5 and 8am and leave your name on the recorder if you are coming.

Rocky Butte viewpoint is quite short, ~1.3 mi. but has about 470 ft elevation gain.  There is also the option to wander thru The Grotto Sanctuary afterwards.

Meet at NE Skidmore & NE 90th/92nd Ave.  Getting there from the Westside: Go east on Hwy 84 (Banfield). exit on 39th, turning left from the center-lane.  Cross the Halsey light, get in the right lane and turn into Sandy Blvd. at the next light.  After crossing 82nd, turn right into Prescott, the street after 88th, Turn right into the 3rd street on the right (92nd) and park near the intersection with Skidmore.
 

Questions? Call Klaus
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December 22, 2005
9:00 am

Explore Mt. Tabor, our own volcano!

From the Portland street map found on the ODOT Oregon state map.  This map is partcularly accurate for street locations.

Meet at NE Stark/60th: Coming from the West, go East on Banfield Fwy (84),  exit NE 58th (Glisan), keep left on exit ramp.  Turn left into Glisan, keep right and turn right into 60th at the light.  Cross Burnside (light) and turn right at the next light into Stark. Park.

Questions? Call Klaus
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December 15, 2005
9:00 am

Clear weather is predicted for this day!  A nice day to walk the Fanno Creek Trail.

Meet at x, the parking lot for Fanno Creek Trail on Denney Rd.  If there's too little parking here look at Belaire Dr. to the west for additional parking.


This map shows some walks we did some time ago in the Greenway Park area.  Not all trails are shown.  There are more trails in the park and many more that connect the park to the adjacent streets.

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December 8, 2005
9:00 am
Meet at x, in the Westlake Park parking lot on the north side of the park and just to the west of the baseball field.

Look here for a wider view of the of surrounding streets.

The walk wil be approximately that shown by red dots on this map from May 12, 2005.  The latter part of the walk will have most of the the hills, and there are options halfway through to take a short walk back to the cars to avoid most of the uphill walking.

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December 1, 2005
9:00 am

Wed, 8:30 pm

The forecast for tomorrow morning is now a little less ominous and critically dependent on how much (and when) frigid air pushes through the gorge.  Some of you have indicated you expect to show up.  We intend to be there, but if the streets that drop down from Hillsdale into the Willamette Park area seem iffy, we will try to drive to the top of Himes Park (Nebraska at Terwilliger) a little early and walk down through the park to be at the meeting place at 9.

The weather forecast for Thursday morning has worsened significantly.  Freezing rain is a distinct possibility.  We suggest that if schools close or open late we cancel the walk.  Perhaps we should try to communicate by phone on Wednesday evening, or by 8 on Thursday morning?

Meet at x, on SW Iowa St between SW Corbett and Viewpoint Terr.  Major highways are outlined in purple.

Look here for a wider view of the of surrounding streets.
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This map made for the walk of Feb 24, 2004.  The red route is 3.36 miles.

The weather is particularly threatening for this Thursday.  We can probably expect rain (without snow). (See above.)  However,  the Himes Park Trail above the parking place is well gravelled and pretty good in wet weather.  We will do some variant of the route shown, depending on how we feel about the weather, the day, our mood, and...whatever.

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November 24, 2005
(Thanksgiving Day)
9:00 am
The weather has been rain-free for so long that the Forest Park trails are very dry for late November.  We have an opportunity for a delightful late-fall walk in weather that looks like will have sunlight breaking through the woods.

Meet at the red PL, the lower of the two designated parking areas: it's the Macleay Park lot on Cornell Rd (not the Audubon lot).  We will leave as many cars as possible here, driving everyone in as few cars as possible up to the upper parking area (the upper end of Dogwood & Wild Cherry Trails) where the walk will start.

From the east, Cornell is the extension of Lovejoy, which is the street taken westbound from the Broadway Bridge.  From the west, Cornell can be taken directly from the Beaverton area or accessed via Skyline (Skyline can be reached from Hwy 26 at Sylvan, or from Burnside, or Thompson, or Germantown, etc.)


This is the map for 1 Sept, 2005.
While the red route is one option (3.27 mi, mostlly downhill), we might choose a slightly different route, such as Dogwood Trail rather than Wild Cherry Trail, or Wild Cherry all the way to Leif Erikson Dr--then Aspen St to Holman Lane/Wildwood Tr.
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November 17, 2005
9:00 am

Meet at the Tryon Creek State Park headquarters on SW Terwilliger Blvd.  Go to this map to see where this is with respect to what's nearby. 


This is the map for 16 Dec, 2003 -- The red dots: not the route we will take.

We will find some remarkable hollow logs, look in on the new Tryon Farms Community, see the new stream recovery projects, and perhaps find the suspension bridge. 

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November 10, 2005 
9:00 am

The heavy rains are here.  It's time to look for paved walks. 

Meet at x, Governors Park on SW Davenport.  Davenport intersects SW Broadway Drive 0.5 miles east (towards downtown) of Stroheckers.

We will walk down Davenport to the switchbacks until we are on Hoffman and then take the paved path north to Cardinell, at the lowest elevation of the walk.  We'll walk up Cardinell to 16th and then wander, generally uphill, but not steep uphill, through the grand homes of Portland Heights ending up on Montgomery Drive, St Helens and Elizabeth. 

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November 3, 2005 
9:00 am
There's a new trail down the ridge below Firelane 10 to Linnton.  (There was an old trail there, too, but it's been relocated and rebuilt.) Here's a 3.2 mile walk with a short shuttle that lets us see that new trail with rather little uphill walking.
Meet at x, in the community of Linnton, near the Linnton Community Center (10614 NW St Helens Rd).  The Community Center is a Spanish-style building at the corner with a traffic signal, about 1.4 miles northwest of the St Johns Bridge. We can park on St Helens Rd  east of the Community Center. (There are other places, too, and the visibility between parking places is good: we should have no difficulty seeing each other.)

We will gather in as few cars as needed and drive east on St Helens Rd to the St Johns Bridge approach, then up Springville Rd to Ogden St (where we met once before) and park near the intersection of Springville and Ogden--at the green S (for Start).

We will walk up Springville Rd to Leif Erikson Dr, northwest on Leif Erikson to Germantown Rd and down Firelane 10 (with a little bit of up to get to the ridge top).  Then we walk down Linnton Trail to the peculiar recessed bus stop and back to the cars on the sidewalks of St Helens Rd.

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October  27, 2005 
9:00 am

Meet at x, Marquam Nature Park shelter at the end of Marquam St off Sam Jackson Park Way (bottom of Marquam Gulch Trail).  We will walk the new Connor Trail up to OHSU.
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October  13, 2005 
9:00 am

It's time to walk Firelane 2.  The construction project that has gobbled up all the nearby parking seems to be finished.

Meet at the red x, the familiar Forest Lane/Fire Lane 1 parking area off NW 53rd.  We will gather in as few cars as needed and drive (1.3 miles) to the parking (green S--for "start") on Skyline Blvd near the top of Firelane 2.

The walk is down Firelane 2 to Wildwood Trail and Wildwood and Nature Trails to Firelane 1.  We can return to the cars directly via Firelane 1 or take Wildwood Trail to the connector trail just below the parking area.  Walk length is 2.47 miles (direct return) or 2.78 miles (Wildwood + connector).  The significant uphill part is Nature Tr, which gains 270', and then there's about 90' gain to get from Wildwood Trail up to the gate where the cars are.


Maps with more of the surroundings
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October  6, 2005 
9:00 am

The weather is making its transition from dry to wet, and it soon will be time to be taking drier routes--maybe it's that time, already!  So, let's take a Forest Park route that has a lot of options.

Meet at the red x, the familiar Springville Rd/Fire Lane 7 parking area off Skyline Blvd.  We will walk Firelane 7 to Trillium Tr, down Trillium to Wildwood and out Wildwood to return via Ridge Trail or one of the Firelane 7 branches. (Trillium has only one part, the bottom few yards, that might be bothered by the recent rains, and Wildwood in this area is fairly mud-resistant.  Firelane 7 shoud be just fine.)

Remember, Springville Rd is the gravel road with the steel radio tower very nearby--it's the road that also goes to that tower.

The only significant uphill walking is that between Wildwood Trail and this top of the hill on Firelane 7 near the parking area.  The elevation of Wildwood Trail at both Firelane 7's is 800' and at Ridge Tr, 860.  The high point on Firelane 7 is 1074'.  Depending on the return route, the walk is between a little more than 2 miles to about 3 miles.

Map with more of the surroundings
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September 29, 2005 
9:00 am
Meet at the red x, the Hoyt Arboretum headquarters.  We will take enough cars to transport everyone to the start of the walk, Pittock Acres Park.  We will walk down Wildwood Trail and then wander in the White Pine Trail part of the Arboretum--that's the northwest-most part.  (Note that anyone who sees they are going to be late, can try to join the group at the Pittock Acres parking lot starting point.)
Hoyt Arboretum is most easily reached from most of the Portland area via Hwy 26 freeway, exiting at the Zoo offramp, and driving up Knight Blvd, past the MAX station, up to Fairview Blvd.  However, at 9 in the morning, Hwy 26 is often very congested.  Burnside Rd is usually a good alternative: take Fisher Ln into the Arboretum.  From downtown, Fisher Ln can be recognized as the first street to the left past the route to Pittock (Barnes Rd and marked by signs).  From above (Skyline Blvd), Fisher Ln can be recognized as the first street to the right past Arboretum Circle (not on the above map--look here for a more detailed map.)  Consider also taking Fairview from Kingston, near the Washington Park tennis courts--or from Skyline Blvd north of Sylvan.
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September 22, 2005 
9:00 am

We would like to try a walk that has limited parking at the end but ample parking at the beginning.
Meet at the red x, the end of Wildwood Trail on Newberry Rd. This is the finish point of the walk and has limited parking.  So, we will will leave enough cars to transport everyone back to the start of the walk, and we will drive from here to the start of the walk at the green S, which is the upper end of Firelane 15, and a few doen yards past Glendoveer Dr.   And anyone who sees they are going to arrive late, can try to join the group at the starting point.

Newberry Rd is easily reached by driving out Skyline Blvd past Germantown Rd about 2.65 miles.  If you're coming from Northeast Portland, you might find Hwy 30 (St Helens Rd) more convenient--Newberry Rd is about 1.3 miles beyond the traffic light at the Litton Community Center..

We will walk down (and up and down) Firelane 15 to Wildwood Trail.  Wildwood Trail to its end is the rest of the walk.  This takes us through what was almost unvisited Forest Park--awaiting the finishing of Wildwood Trail.

Walk distance = 2.77 miles -- more downhill than uphill (end is 370 feet lower than start).
Shuttle distance = 1.69 miles

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September 15, 2005 
9:00 am

Meet at the red x, on Aspen Av just east of Thurnan St.

We will walk up Thurman St and Lief Erikson Dr to Wild Cherry Trail, then up Wild Cherry to Wildwood Trail, and Wildwood trail to Birch Trail to 53rd.   A short walk down 53rd takes us to Holman Ln.  From the bottom of Holman Ln at Wildwood Trail we will choose whether to return to the cars the short, street route, or the longer trails route (Wildwood and Aspen Trails). 

The walk is a little less than 3 miles.  The primary hill climb is up Wild Cherry Tr, about 300 ft gain in .56 miles.  There is an additional 120 ft gain on Birch Trail.

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September 8, 2005 
9:00 am

There is a new trail below Firelane 10 which  needs a bit of GPS mapping.  So, the walk this week will be slightly shorter than usual (2.50 or 2.84 miles), and anyone who would like to explore the new trail can join us for a small (2.14 mi) loop afterward.

Meet at the red P, the Parking area at the Germantown Rd end of Leif Erikson Dr.   We will then drive everyone in as few cars as possible up to the parking area at the top of Firelane 7 to the start of the walk (green P).

We will walk down either Springville Rd to Leif Erikson Dr or Firelane 7/Hardesty Trail to Leif Erikson Dr.  Then we will return to the cars via Leif Erikson Dr.  (We'll work out the shuttle details before we start.) 
The walk is 2.50 miles if by Springville or 2.84 miles if by Hardesty. The car shuttle is 1.82 miles.

The exploration of the new trail starts down (and then up) Firelane 10 to the top of the ridge.  It then goes down the ridge (on the new trail?) to a little park on St Helens Rd in Litton community.  From there a short walk east on St Helens leads to a series of roads up to Firelane 9.  Firelane 9 returns to the end of Leif Erikson Dr.  The elevation gain from St Helens Rd to Germantown Rd is substantial, about 600 ft.


This map is a gif file which should print farily well.
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September 1, 2005 
9:00 am

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