WSU Vancouver More Trails

I returned to Washington State University in Vancouver to explore the rest of the Cougar Trails. I started by going up to highest elevation that gave me great early morning views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood. I then headed over to the wooded trails that run along Mill Creek. Next I did some connector trails that took me over to Pleasant Valley Community Park. From there I made my way back to my car. The Cougar Trails take you through a number of environments from college campus to open fields to woodland to wetlands to flowing creeks and gives you great mountains view to running water to enjoy. Plus many enjoyable people to meet along the trail.

Tuesday Walks

The weather once again was uncertain so we decided to stay close to home. I was out again with lori and Jeanette. We started with the Orenco Nature Park and Rock Creek Trail walk. About 4 miles. Then had lunch at Rock Creek Tavern. Then .8 mile walk around Commonwealth Lake. We were lucky and rain held off until we were done with our hike.

Scappoose Dike Trail

This was a scouting walk of a new trail. We had another day of nice weather and I wanted to take advantage of with an exploratory walk. This one got me down to the water, Maltnomah Channel in Scappoose. A chance to see water crafts, docks and house boats on one side and agriculture on the other. This was a five mile walk out and back.