I Just Might Make this a Habit....
A short drive across the river brought me to Mt Tabor on 60th and Salmon. I looped up the curving driveway past a huge rectangular water reservoir and pulled eagerly into the lot. A 15min hike along steep, winding paths brought me to the top of the Mount - large trees, sweeps of lawn, and plenty of Portland dogs taking the owners for a run.
Overall, I was expecting more views of the City and the east side, but mature trees impeded the site lines. As I looped the park, I imagined carriges, parisols, and top hats, taking in the air and parading around this historic park. How cool to reflect on our PDX ancestors and realize the same trees I was enjoying today cast shadows across their vintage lives! Fresh air and exercise are still just as crucial to our well-balanced lives.
Around 10am, the park really began to fill with joggers. Definitely a running park rather than a hiking park. May have to bring the Nike's out on the next sunny day!
Stay healthy and happy, friends! Comment below and share your latest outdoor exploration.
|Letting go of the weight of the world to the sound of chirping birds|
|Layers of Volcanic Soil Inside Portland's Volcano!|
|Seriously...did you know Mt Tabor is a volcano?|
|Original lamp posts! Loving the Art Deco style.|
|Facilities. Can't get much quainter.|
|There aren't many places that offer this west-facing view of Portland|
|Tight cluster of oaks.|
|Peak of the Mount!|
|Mossy steps. Don't slip!|
|Healthy Oregon Grape. Great low-growing, glossy green groundcover.|