Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 29th, 2018 at 1:34 pm
After what felt like weeks of incessant rain, Portland was gifted a dry day on Sunday. It was a rare full day of dryness with even a bit of sun thrown in here and there. Temps even reached the 60s!
I took a walk around the neighborhood and saw all manner of people out and about on bikes. The parks were packed with families who dusted off their rigs and the bike lanes were full of group riders and errand-doers.
One of our friends on Facebook, Doug Hecker, shared this great image of he and friends up at Powell Butte Nature Park. I asked him to share a bit about it:
“On Sunday afternoon I tried to convince my partner to go on an off-trail waterfall hike but they weren’t feeling up for it so I suggested riding from our Brentwood-Darlington abode and hopped on the Springwater Corridor towards Powell Butte. It has been 2 years since I had been on the Springwater. I had previously hadnt taken my bike on dirt trails before so I was pleasantly surprised. We rode a couple of laps on the Elderberry trail, Summit Lane, and exited via the Pipeline Rd. We scored a neat picture of Hood while we were there and dreamed of future excursions. The car parking situation is tough on a sunny Sunday afternoon and it seems that the crowds are nicely spread out so you will definitely see plenty of other people and pets. I viewed as a nice urban escape.”
I too haven’t ridden there in years and now I’m really itching to go back. With the Springwater as an access point, Powell Butte’s off-road bike trails are accessible by nearly everyone.
Did you get a chance to take advantage of Sunday’s weather?
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