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SWTrails 3rd Saturday Walk April 15,2023

April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Name: Red Electric Bridge/Texas Wetland Loop
Leader: Deb Small/Lee Buhler
Start Location: Ida B. Wells HS Parking Lot Behind the Food Carts
Start Time: 9 am (arrive 10-15 min. early so we can start promptly at 9am)
Distance: 3.5 Miles
Elevation Change: 347 ft.
Average Pace:  2 mph
Participation Requirements: Prefer fully vaccinated (including Booster), have masks
Bus Information:  Many bus routes go to the SW Sunset/SW Capitol Hwy stop

Join us as we explore some of the newer walking options in some of the southwest neighborhoods, AND have an opportunity to chat and chew!  We will begin at Ida B. Wells HS and head towards the new Red Electric Bridge and continue down SW Bertha to walk on a portion of the Red Electric Trail as we head to the edge of Gabriel Park.   We’ll then head to the Texas Wetland area and stop at Trudi Raz’s house – that’s Raz as in the Raz-Baack Crossing in the Stephen’s Creek Natural Area – for refreshments (nibbles and coffee? We’ll see!). We’ll then finish the last mile by walking through Stephens Creek Nature area on our way back to the high school.

Most of our walk will be on surface streets, with steps leading down to and up from the Raz-Baack Crossing.  There is an alternative path that will avoid the steps going down to the Crossing if you prefer.  This would be the only area that one might enjoy having walking sticks.

Bring water and snacks, wear good walking shoes, and dress appropriately for our spring weather…sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear? Kids and well-behaved pets on leash are welcome, but no smoking for the health and consideration of others. We try and find a restroom on our walking route but many times nothing is available so prepare accordingly. You are welcome to join us for just a portion of the hike but let a hike leader or sweep person know when you are leaving the hike.

Hope to see you there.
Deb and Lee

Details

Date:
April 15, 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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SWTrails PDX
Email
sblount56@yahoo.com
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