Southwest Hills of Eugene

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Leader: Joanne Ledet
Hike: 4 miles, 500 ft (Easy)

On a beautifully clear and crisp day, four walkers, all members, met at the Churchill Plaza parking lot for a four mile hike through the SW Eugene hills. We walked along city streets for about a half mile before cutting into the treed area for an uphill climb. That short portion gave us a good workout before we leveled off, ending up on residential streets. We walked those streets for about another half mile, catching sight of wild turkey and deer along the way. We started downhill through another treed area, enjoying the sound of a fast moving creek as we walked. When we got to Wilshire Ave., we chose to extend our trip by taking another path through a treed area. While that paved path is fairly short, it is steep, and we were sometimes on our tiptoes to get to the top. We finished the hike by walking along Brittany St., cutting through the playground at McCornack School, and getting back to our cars at the parking lot. The original plan was to end the walk with lunch at Koho Bistro, but sadly, they are now open for lunch only with a minimum number of diners. A sign of the times I am afraid. The members enjoying the day were: Mari Baldwin, Marti Berger, Ken Rivernider and leader Joanne Ledet.

Members: Mari Baldwin, Joanne Ledet, Martha Berger, Ken Rivernider.

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