Powell Butte Nature Park March 10, 2018 (#9)
Rainy week, sun on the weekend, warming trend. On Friday we hiked up this volcanic butte from the 148th Avenue trailhead. Excellent signage at the top explains the history and function of the butte as the main storage reservoirs of the entire Portland water system.
Cloudy skies so the Cascade peaks were not in view, but the sun was shining to the north on Silver Star Mountain and friends in Washington.
We circled back through Douglas fir and cedar forests. A few early wildflowers were spotted.
The Elderberry Trail stairs allow a quick descent.
A good close in walk, about 4.2 miles/500 feet.
The Jane Austen quilt is all done except the label and some good photos – hopefully by next week.
In my garden: