Alton Baker Park, Pre’s Trail
March 9, 2002
Of the two hikers signed up, only one showed up.
It was a typical Oregon late winter-early spring day.
Grey, overcast and hazy.
After waiting for the second hiker to turn up, we started from Alton Baker duck pond at 9:15 AM.
We took Pre’s trail, hiking by the canal.
It was peaceful quiet, the trail soft under our feet, and the canal flowing in tranquility.
We passed a pond and went through tree tunnels and under an old foot bridge.
The trail dead-ended in Springfield.
We returned to our starting point by taking the bike path by the river.
After lunch we decided to do a second segment and hiked the Valley River bike path loop,
and got back to our starting point around 2:30.
The sun did not cooperate and stayed behind the clouds, but we had a great hike and
returned to our homes before the rain!!
Hikers were Carol Brockman and Bonnie Manheim - leader.