Last Saturday, the kids and I joined a small group of folks for a guided hike in Forest Park, led by Marcy Houle, author of One City’s Wilderness: Portland’s Forest Park. She was a bona fide expert on this park – sharing so much about its history and features. The walk was put on by the Forest Park Conservancy (check here for upcoming hike opportunities). We started on Firelane 7 at the Springville Road parking area, then took the Trillium Trail to the Wildwood Trail. My daughter got tired and fussy, so while the rest of the group continued on, we cut back early via the Oil Lane Road trail back to Firelane 7. We had a good time, but we were definitely tired by the end. Enjoy the photos!
Xylaria hypoxylon (stag’s horn fungus):