Our hike included the Rhododendron Garden, Pre's Rock and views of the sculpture (The River) on the Whilamut Passage Bridge through the fence on Birch Lane and from the Knickerbocker Bridge. Whilamut means where the river riffles and runs fast. The story of Willie Knickerbocker and how the bridge was named was coincidentally in the Register Guard that morning. Thanks to Holger Krentz, we found the commemorative plaque for Willie in some brush near the north end of the bridge. As we walked east on the trails, we took note of two new Kalapuya Talking Stones (Gudu-Kut and Duucu-Ba) and the planned spaces for sculpture and tiles near the Canoe Bridge. Our 2 1/2 hour hike was an enjoyable amble through a variety of landscapes.Members: Janet Jacobsen, Holger Krentz, Yuan Hopkins, Barbara Schomaker, Daniele Delaby, Michelle Tambellini, Ruth Romoser, Susan Sanazaro. Nonmembers: Barbara Sutherland, Roy Whang.
Our first stop was at the Pre's Rock memorial—photo by Holger Krentz
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