On two hikes last week we saw the first trilliums of spring. I also went on the Rose City Yarn Crawl with knitting friends, and to the Portland Art Museum to see the exhibition in honor of the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mt St Helens.
Tryon Creek State Park, March 4, 2020
Hike #30 of 2020, 3 miles, 400 feet.
Other early flowers in the forest:
Angel’s Rest, March 9, 2020
Hike #31, 5 miles, 1500 feet.
We were treated to the usual stunning views from the top of Angel’s Rest on this sunny, calm day:
Portland Art Museum: Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art
This exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of the Mt St Helen’s eruption is multifaceted – videos, photography, and paintings, depicting the mountain before and after the eruption. We did not live in the area at the time, but have hiked around the mountain often in the past ten years. My favorite paintings were these two vibrant depictions of the eruption: