This last Friday, Portmandia Jr. and I rode our bikes up to Forest Park for a walk in the woods. There are a number of smaller parks embedded within the bulk of Forest Park and this time we were visiting Macleay Park, one of the first parks in Portland. We rode to the end of NW Upshur and locked up our bikes by the bathrooms. On a nicer day we could have stopped and eaten some lunch at the picnic facilities or the big lawn.
So once again, Portmandia Jr. and I biked across town and into Forest Park to take a little hike. The previous week, we had spied a trail leading up and away from the fire road, but since we were already very near the limited range of my son, I decided to go back on another day. This time we simple rode our bike into the park and locked up at the trail head.
One of the biggest problems that I have with my car-less lifestyle is the lack of access to the outdoors. Luckily, there is a massive wilderness here in Portland in the form of Forest Park. Over 5000 acres of woodland, riddled with trails, situated in the hills just above downtown. Last Saturday, Portmandia Jr. and I climbed onto our bikes and rode up to the park to take a bit of a walk.