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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


It's been awhile since I've attempted an urban nature hike, mostly because of very sparse attendance in the past. But I'm always willing to try something again, so I hope y'all can join me!

Sat January 16
, 10 am (NOTE: time earlier than in inital post)
meets at the Hawthorne Hostel, 3031 SE Hawthorne

The Urban Nature Hike is a regular series that explores the various natural areas around town that can be reached by bus. We’ll meet up at the Hostel and take the bus to a different place each time, some of which you may never have heard of!

FOR THIS HIKE, we’ll take the MAX up to Washington Park and explore Hoyt Arboretum. Then we’ll take the Wildwood Trail over to Pittock Mansion and then Balch Creek in Forest Park (with a pause at the Audobon Society).

Bring water, snack, bus fare ($2.00 one-way or $4.75 day pass). Please Wear appropriate footwear. RAIN OR SHINE.


  1. Hay Shawn! Good to see you back on the web. Glad you are doing urban Nature Hikes. Sorry the attendance isn't what you hoped for, but keep on it, and try other ways of inviting people. (I tried CL once and got a bunch of new participants--some only came once, but others became regulars.) I haven't done one in a while because I feel a little burnt out, a little like I say the same stuff every time. Maybe when spring rolls around I'll feel more energized. See you around (maybe in Portland one of these days!)

  2. Jef, thanks for the pointers. Sometimes I post to Craigslist, so I might just do this for this event. I hear ya on the "saying the same stuff every time" bit. And look me up whenever you find your way out here.


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