Mary S. Young and Powers Park Too

A few days before Halloween, I decided to stretch my legs at nearby Mary S. Young State Park.  I’d been there a few times, but had never really ventured far.  Some of the trails had the trappings of a spooky night time walk, which would probably be great for kids.  It was fairly muddy, and in some spots hilly, so slips might be the scariest part of a night walk.  I was glad to access the riverbank, where splashes of leafy yellows dotted the shore.  The skies were grey overhead, so I didn’t extend the walk as far as I might.  I did find a nice hilly tangential trail, and found my way back to the car easily.  I had other walking plans in store…  On the way home, I checked out Powers Marine Park just south of Portland along the river.  It is a narrow strip set between road and river with an old railroad splitting it.  It seems like a site for fisherfolk and young inebriates.  After a steep descent on a tired set of stairs, I walked along the water for half a mile or so until rocks blocked the way.  A light drizzle had me pull my hood over my noggin.  I saw no other humans there.   It was pleasant.  On my return, the sun broke out. It was nice double dip of a hiking afternoon.

About Josh Baker

"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir

Posted on November 4, 2014, in Flora and Fauna, General Hiking, Outdoors, Uncategorized, Waterways and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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