SW Urban Trails Walk, May 12

The May walk will be led by Don Baack.  Near the end of the walk we will stop at the grand opening celebration and dedication of the Safe Routes to School Trail along SW 25th between SW Bertha and SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Beth Madison, Principal of Robert Grey Middle School and Laura Foster, author of many hiking books including the Hillsdale area, will be featured speakers at the dedication. Don will lead one of Laura’s walks in Hillsdale. It will be about 5 miles with 700 feet elevation.

This will be a leisurely walk with commentary about the history of the Hillsdale area.

From Wilson High School we will walk up hill to SW Fairmount Boulevard, then back to  down to SW Terwilliger Boulevard and then circle around Hillsdale to SW Vermont and finally to SW 25th at SW Bertha where the dedication will be.  If we run out of time, a shorter route will be used.

We’ll meet behind the bleachers at Wilson High School (SW Sunset Blvd. and SW Capitol Highway) and be 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 SW Trails walks.

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

Co-sponsored by SWTrails PDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association.

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