Monday, January 16, 2012

powell butte nature park

A few days ago we wanted to get out of the house and so took a drive to Powell Butte Nature Park.  This is another of Portland's extinct volcanoes and, on a clear day, one can see five mountains from its peak viewpoint.  It's only 15 minutes from our house.
 We were able to view Mounts Hood, Jefferson and St. Helens on our way up the low hill.
 We did a little impromptu ice skating on the trail.

And just as we reached the top, the sun began to set...

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