Urban Hiking


We spent Memorial weekend in Vancouver, WA visiting the Zs in their new house, playing rambunctious games, and doing a little urban hiking.

The beautiful St. John’s bridge (a 1931 construction) crosses the Willamette into north Portland, and from there the Wildwood Trail in Portland’s Forest Park takes you deep into birdsong and up and down lush green ravines.


Half an hour north of Vancouver WA, Battle Ground Lake State Park is gorgeous, and even on a Memorial weekend, not too crowded to enjoy.


The lower track circles the lake, while the upper path leads to campsites.


On our way to see the new Austen movie, Love and Friendship, we walked by the Vancouver library. A fenced-in vacant lot sits next door–filled with flowers. Seed bombers, your work is gorgeous.



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