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.
Posted on November 4, 2014, in Flora and Fauna, General Hiking, Outdoors, Uncategorized, Waterways and tagged Easy Portland hikes, Hikes near Portland, Mary S. Young State Park, Northwest Oregon hikes, Portland walking, Powers Park Portland. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.