Today Jim took me to Forest Park, a large urban forest in the hills overlooking downtown portland and Vancouver, WA.
We were at the highest point in the park today – 1,100 ft. Nice clear day at about 65 degrees. We hiked about 3.5 miles.
Forest Park, a municipal park in Tualatin Mountains measuring 5172.14 acres in size, is a gem right in the middle of the Portland metro area.
We saw a chipmunk, mole, and slugs in addition to the common fauna.
Best part was when the view opened up to Vancouver. It was a beautiful clear day.
Without further ado, the pics:
The forest awaits! Beginning of Fire Lane 7 trail.
My love makin tracks.
Weird dwelling cleverly constructed.
So many beautiful flowers. Is this a trillium?
You can see Vancouver through the trees.
Obligatory selfie. (left) Syl. (right) Jim.
Mosses, flowers and ferns on the forest floor.
A slug. Jim says the moles eat them but I don’t know. Who could eat a slug?
Location:Forest Park,Portland, OR