Rock Creek Trail

An exploratory walk of Rock Creek Trail Starting at Bethany Lake and first going to the west to Powerline Park and then East to Waterhouse Waterhouse Trail. The trail goes through several parks and the Rock Creek Greenway. It was built through a powerline corridor and rainwater runoff creek.

Picture gallery of walk

Tualatin River Greenway Trail

This was an exploritory walk of the Tualatin River Greenway Trail. I started a Tualatin Community Park and made my way through the downtown to reach the newer part of the trail. This trail begins by tell the story of the Ice Age Floods and ends with the building of the Plank Road. There is a lot to see and read on this section. The trail goes on to the Brown’s Ferry Park and a little ways further and ends. This was my turn around point. From here I headed back taking some alternitive trails and checking out some side trails. I did a side trip through the heart of Tualatin at the pond and returned to my starting point. Next was to explore going North to Cook Park. This section was not very interesting and had more people. I then returned to my car. I did about 7.5 miles in 3.5 hours.

Hoyt Arboretum Walk

We knew it had a possibility of being a wet day so we decide to stay closer to home this time. We decide to do a walk around Hoyt Arboretum and Washington Park a place we had not ramble through in quit a while. Lori knew of a place we could park for free so we would not have to dash back to feed the meter. Once we got our raincoats on we were off.

We had wondered if there would be any Fall color and right off we found out there would be. We first head through the rose garden and then took the Mac trail up from the Elephant House to Hoyt Arboretum. It was great fun to be back on trails that I had done for fifteen years with the rambles. Only this time we were not doing it in the dark and we could stop and enjoy the beauty. After several hours of walking we were ready for lunch and headed off to Goose Hollow Inn that claims to make the best Rueben Sandwich in the world. Once again a fun outing.

Vancouver Waterfront Walk

I needed to get out for a little exercise before a rain front was to arrive and I had not visited the Vancouver Waterfront in several months so that was the place to go. I have walked this area a number of times over several years now and it has been interesting to see that changes that have occurred. The Vancouver Waterfront Park area has gone through quit a transition and this time I found several new buildings under construction. My route was just over 6 miles and it took me a little over two hours to do.