Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Out Hiking




These look like a bouquet of flowers.

Old Growth Forest


Just in time for Halloween. Goblin's Cup moss.

Old Growth Forest


This moss is called British Soldiers cause of the little red caps.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Old Growth Forest

Here we are, the brave group. On Saturday Portland was suppose to get 1 1/2 inches of rain. We did.

The tall lonesome tree is our destination.

Old Growth Forest

All shapes and colors.

Old Growth Forest


Some strange looking mushroom.

Old Growth Forest




Well we made it. Look close and you can see the blue hood of one of my fellow hikers. She is standing at the base of a 600 year old Douglas Fir tree. Its bark is over 1 1/2 foot thick!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lower McCleay Trail


There are so many little water falls in Balch Creek.

Lower McCleay Trail


A view point along Balch Creek.

Out Hiking


Bogie needed to take a break!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Stone building on Wildwood Trail




I thought this might be an old homestead. I googled it and found out it was an old restroom build during the depression but abandoned due to vandalism.

Wildwood Trail




Balch Creek also runs through the Audubon Sanctuary for more than a mile and is populated with native cutthroat trout. Sorry no fishing!

Wildwood Trail in Forest Park


On an earlier post a friend commented that this group of mushrooms looked like a little family. Well you can see what happens when people let their dogs wander off the trails. I will see what they look like this weekend.

Wildwood Trail in Forest Park




These look like minature marshmallows

Sunday, October 7, 2007

More Fall Colors











Macleay Park in Portland,Oregon










Forest Park is over 4,000 acreas, has over 70 miles of hiking and biking path. Yes, you have to walk under this huge tree!




Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Seeing Elephants in the morning!