SW Trails Monthly Walk Saturday, December 8

Preceding our monthly walk, those of us who knew John Morris, former Net Team Leader, SW Trails volunteer builder and active member of the Hillsdale community for many years, will meet to remember and celebrate his life. John died recently at his new home in Maryland, from complications following a stroke. He and his wife had moved there this summer to be closer to his family. We’ll meet at 8:30 in the Food Front eating area for the remembrance.

Our December walk will be led by Greg Thiel.  We will start at Wilson High School parking lot, take SW Trails # 3 along SW Burlingame/SW Burlingame Terrace to Terwilliger, then at Nebraska continue on the Iowa trail through the woods, going under Barbur Blvd and I-5 to the Corbett area.  Then we’ll continue on streets to Willamette Park for a restroom break.  Then hike south in the park to SW Trails #4.  After crossing Macadam Ave, we’ll continue on Trail #4 up stairs and steep paved trails, then continue on SW Custer along I-5 to Burlingame Park, then walk on streets to SW 19th Street where  we will walk on SW Trails #6.  Next we walk on SW 19th Street and right of way to SW Capital Hill Road, taking the Raz-Baack trail crossing to SW Bertha, then ending back at Wilson HS parking lot.

The walk is 5.6 miles long with about 400 feet elevation gain.  Dress for unpredictable winter weather. Shoes or boots with good tread are recommended.

We meet behind the bleachers, near the food carts, at Wilson High School (SW Sunset Blvd. and Capitol Highway) and are ready to go at 9:00 am.  Well behaved dogs are allowed.  They must be on leash.  For health reasons there is no smoking on SWTrails walks.

For more information, or to volunteer to lead a future walk in your neighborhood, contact Sharon Fekety (fekety@hevanet.com)

Co-sponsored by SWTrailsPDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association.

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