Oredson-Todd Woods to Lithia Park 8-28-18

Photos by Bob

The haze of smoke that has plagued our valley for six weeks cleared away Monday morning and gave six hikers perfect conditions to do the Trans-Ashland hike. We checked our phones apps and saw green for the first time since we downloaded. Not only did we have blue skies, but temps were mild in the 60s. Off we went to Oredson-Todd Woods where we were greeted by hikers and joggers with their dogs. We zigzagged across the creek until we got to the end to find the Fall down to a trickle. 

Our path across town was a little more up and down than expected. Partly because the "mean owner" has permanently locked the gate on the TID trail. But we made something good out of that bad situation. After stopping to sample ripe blackberries, I led the group down Paradise Lane and into a special place, The Duncan's Garden. This large parcel of land at the corner of Paradise and Peachy is a flowered, sunken garden with a bridged brook running down the middle. We were stunned by the beauty of this quiet place but soon we were back to our task at hand.

Because we took the detour to Peachy we had to hike up Walker to get back on the TID. We were all up for the exercise after so many weeks of canceled hikes. We followed the TID when we could and also hiked through three parks O-T Woods, Liberty Street Park, and of course, Lithia Park. Finally we enjoyed a leisurely lunch outback at Louie's by Ashland Creek with Joe Senter and Alice Mallory joining us!

Rich

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