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2nd Saturday Hike March 12, 2022

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2nd Saturday Hike March 12, 2022

Leader:  Don Baack
Start Location: Behind the Hillsdale Food Carts (Ida B. Wells HS)
Time: 9am-12pm (arrive at 8:45am to depart at 9am)
Distance: 4.3 miles
Elevation Change: 550 ft.
Average Pace:  2.5 mph
Participation Requirements: Fully vaccinated (including Booster), have masks
Bus Information: Multiple buses (39, 44, 45, 54, 56) stop at SW Sunset/SW Capitol Hwy.
Special Note: There are steep stairs along this route. Walking sticks may be useful, and it is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Join SWTrails on Saturday, March 12, for our 2nd Saturday Hike.

Don is one of the original founders of SWTrails PDX and on this hike we will explore SW Trail #6 and see some recent maintenance activity carried out by our SWTrails volunteers, then walk up a key SWTrails-built and recently-repaired connecting trail past the Stonehenge (KGON) Tower, up Council Crest Drive past Healy Heights Park, then up to connect with Trail #1 coming from the east. We will then follow Trail #1 southwest across Fairmount down a city-maintained stairway and another recent trail repair to Chesapeake (AKA the Goat Trail). We will keep on Trail #1 down to a future project awaiting a permit to replace a large number of rotten steps, some of which were installed around 50 years ago. We will leave Trail #1 on 27th and proceed east on Hamilton Ct to 25th. We will then drop down to connect to 19th and proceed south on a Safe Route to School to 18th, Sunset and back to the food carts.

Bring a snack, water, good footwear, sunglasses, and rain gear as appropriate. Dress and prepare for the weather on hike day. Children and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. For health reasons, there is no smoking on SWTrails walks and hikes. If you need to leave the hike early let a hike leader know. We try to find a restroom along the way, but it’s not always possible to do so.

Hope to see you there!


March 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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