Oredson-Todd Woods to Lithia Park 3-2-20

Photos by Linda and Randy

The predicted freezing fog never materialized and we had a beautiful Spring day for 17 happy hikers. Everyone was bundled up to begin the hike with temps in the low 40s but with the sun starting to break through.

We caravaned up to the TH for Oredson-Todd Woods to start our Trans-Ashland hike. We were greeted by lots of chirping birds as we entered the Woods. A sure sign of Spring. 

Your leader took a wrong turn crossing Hamilton Creek early so we didn't get to see the waterfall. Although with the creek very low there wouldn't be much to see from the bridge.

We followed the path out of the woods and passed the White Rabbit trail and down Park Street to a left onto the TID trail. We took a detour because of the locked gate, but that just made the hike more enjoyable since we were able to walk through Duncan's Garden a welcoming park made for the community to enjoy. Then we had our first big uphill up Walker to get back on the TID. After a stop to remove layers we continued on.

Around the gorge and up Emma to a side entrance into Liberty Street park. We saw many piles of forest cuttings which will be part of the controlled burn program through the end of May.

After stopping to admire the flowers at Steve Stark's house, we trudged up Waterline...our last uphill. Then as we crossed Terrace it was mostly downhill to Lithia Park. The park was beautiful in it's Spring splendor, and our hungry group enjoyed lunch at Louie's. 

The #10 bus took us back to near Rite Aid. We had an excellent hike in our fair town.

Rich

Track download: Oredson-Todd Woods to Lithia Park 3-2-20.gpx

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