Wednesday morning before my writing class, I took a walk along the McLoughlin Promenade in Oregon City. The sun was out, song sparrows were singing high up in the trees, and then, there were the rhododendrons! Huge, gnarly old branches securely holding up so many blossoms than I couldn’t possibly count them all.
It was glorious!
The trail winds along tall bluffs on the southeast bank of the Willamette River. Down below you can see Old Town Oregon City and the now defunct Blue Heron paper mill. Partially hidden behind the closed mill is Willamette Falls, which is the largest waterfall by volume in the Pacific Northwest.
It wasn’t a very long hike, but it sure was wondrous to see all these gorgeous rhododendrons in full bloom.
Where are you hiking this weekend?