Oregon Color

hoyt arboretum

Looking south from a high point

It’s not quite Vermont or Virginia, but Oregon has its own autumnal color to enjoy.  On a recent walk through Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum, I enjoyed the juxtaposition of colors from leaves and grass and even clouds.  As many Portland residents know, the Arboretum is a great place for a quick hiking fix, even if you are losing light in the late afternoon.  One disappointment is that the main parking areas are now charging a fee, but so it goes.  Happy trails.

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 20, 2014, in Flora and Fauna, General Hiking and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Just spent two weeks visiting my daughter in Portland. Got to hike up Powell Butte to see Mt Hood and Mt St Helens, and Latourell Falls in the Gorge. Only had one rainy day and one day of sleet the entire two weeks. Guess I brought my Texas weather with me. Hope you enjoyed it!

  2. Thanks for giving Virginia some love. Most people think New England wins the foliage battle. But fall in Virginia is just as impressive, especially in the western and southern hills.

    • I have to shout out to Virginia because my mother now lives there. The family enjoyed a memorable visit last year to the beautiful area around Mountain Lake near Blacksburg.

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