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Spring is in the air...

It's time to pull out the old hiking shoes and head into the great outdoors. I recently found out about Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge along the Willamette River. Approximatle 170 acres of marshland starting by the Sellwood Bridge and extending almost to the Ross Island Bridge in Portland. With the nice weather today I thought this would be a good day to check it out.

My foot's not completely better yet since I was limping pretty badly before I got back to the truck but since the exercise is supposed to be good for it I'll just have to try not to overdo it. No more 3 hour hikes for a while. :( Guess I should have started slower but it was such a nice day for a hike.


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Feb. 19th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
Wow, this is within the Portland city limits? Was it crowded with other hikers?
Feb. 19th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Not exactly the city limits but it's near one end of the 40 mile loop for hikers and bikers which does go through Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.
The bike loop was pretty active but the foot paths leading into the refuge were pretty sparse, maybe a dozen or so people wandering through walking their dogs, jogging, or bird watching.
Feb. 19th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
That's a nice recreational resource!

The last time we visited the Twin Cities region of Minnesota, we took a walk on one of the metro "nature trails." It was downright dangerous. People in spandex on mountain bikes kept racing by us.
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
And only a 10 minute drive from home!

That's what I hate about the combined bike and hike paths.
If you're hiking, the bikes zoom past you almost before you hear them coming.
If you're biking, pedestrians seem to take up the whole pathway and you can't get past them.
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