May 29, 2001
We met at the Rite-Aid parking lot at 29th Ave. and Portland St. across from the
Sunrise Asian Foods Store to take the #22C Crest Drive bus to Blanton Road. We walked
half-a-mile up Blanton to the trail head, 1.8 miles on the trail and then .8 mile down
Willamette St. to catch the #23 Fox Hollow bus back to the meeting place. The weather
was perfect for hiking, being sunny and about 65° F. There was only one muddy spot.
We heard wrens, crows and other birds. We saw tiger lilies getting ready to bloom,
candy flower, miner’s lettuce, inside-out flower, larkspur, lupin, lemon balm,
camas, columbine, strawberry, Willamette Valley sidalcea,
and — of course — poison oak. Hikers were Velma Shirk and Nola Shurtleff, leader.