Forest, Fog, Dog
My back was stiff today, so I wanted to stretch my legs after a few hours of writing. I also wanted to procrastinate. I didn’t know if the trails would be muddy, or if it would rain on me, but it seemed worth it.
Shockingly, I found myself on the Wildwood Trail off Germantown Road. I linked that with Firelane 10 and the Keyser Trail to make a loop. At one point the sky seemed sunny, near the high point, where I saw one of the two people I encountered in an hour. The temperature was almost perfect.
As I descended to a low point on the firelane, the fog was almost surreal. The trail was a little slick in spots, so I had to be careful. Jackie was good about staying with me, seemingly wondering what the deal was with the fog. Making the turn and heading back up the firelane, the going got tough, but the hardest part may have been crossing back over the road. Traffic on Germantown is relatively heavy for a windy road. Hikers and dogs beware.
Posted on January 17, 2014, in Flora and Fauna, General Hiking, Hiking with dogs, Outdoors and tagged Forest Park, Hikes near Portland, Northwest Oregon hikes, Wildwood Trail. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.