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Holiday Hike – December 2021
December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at: Ida B Well HS by the food carts
at 8:45 for 9am hike departure
The SWTrails Neighborhood hike for Saturday December 11th will be led by Don Baack.
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 Stonehedge (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. This hike is 4.3 miles in distance and has 550 feet elevation change. You can see a map of this hike at the bottom of this post.
Joining us? Great! Arrive at least 10 minutes early to sign in. 2nd Saturday hikes are geared to last 2.5 hours and be at a faster pace than our 3rd Saturday Walk and Stroll. TriMet Bus 39, 44, 45, 54, 56 has a stop right at the food carts on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
We are following Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Although masks are not required in most public outdoor settings recently, we do require you to wear your mask while we gather and keep the mask at the ready to use while we hike if you cannot maintain 6ft distance. We prefer that all walkers be vaccinated. No vaccination? Wear a mask and keep a 6ft distance from other hikers.
Bring a snack, water, good footwear, sunglasses, and rain gear as appropriate. Dress and prepare for the weather on hike day. Well-behaved dogs are allowed but must be on leash. For health reasons, there is no smoking on SW Trails 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.
For more information or to volunteer to lead a future hike in your neighborhood get in touch on our web form HERE. We are looking for a volunteer to be our hike coordinator if interested, please reach out to us.