Next to a parking lot at Interstate and Tillamook. A lot of trash collected along the fence. Everywhere I tried to rest my eyes I saw garbage. Portland has become a city of litter. The problem seems to be increasing.
This is Interstate Avenue. I was walking down the sidewalk and then the sidewalk disappeared and I found myself walking in the right turn lane separated from another lane with the bike path. There wasn't a place to cross the street or a sign saying the sidewalk ended.
I was walking facing traffic and this was what walkers have to use for the sidewalk. It is very narrow and not much separation from the lanes of traffic. This was also along Interstate Ave. in Portland.
This is an empty lot at Albina and Interstate. These containers are quite common and also found razor wire in the lot. There is also trash. Wrappers, cigarettes the small bits of garbage that never make it to a trash can.
Finally made it to the Rose Quarter. I always enjoy seeing this fountain. I don't know the name of it. Water jets shoot out columns of water at random.
Portland is a mix of litter and beautiful places.
This is a cool feature that I wanted to share.
I recently downloaded the Chinook Book App from the Google Play Store to my Android.
I opened it up and discovered a link to the Intertwine.
When the App is opened at the bottom of the screen there is a folder that is titled Resources. Touch that and it will open and show a list of all the Chinook Sponsors. The Intertwine is a sponsor.
The list of links are informative and useful to walkers.
Here you can read "About The Intertwine", "Dog-Off-Leash Parks", "Family Events & Festivals", "Play Outside", "U-Pick Places" and "Wildlife & Birds".
There are other wonderful sponsors that also have useful links but the Intertwine is my favorite. Oh yea... The coupons. It is afterall "all about the coupons". :)
This was a welcoming sign.
At the Rosse Posse Elk Farm. My friend Ed H. shared this great photo with me.
This was a really fun volkswalk event. The event began at Leonard Long Park in Molalla Oregon. The walk took us past the wetlands on the Ivor Davies Park Trail. We also walked on S. Molalla Forest Rd Trail. There were plenty of elk grazing in the distance. It was a pleasant walk and the weather was sunny and warm. We also walked through the town.
The town welcomed us. At the start area I spotted a table set up near the Volkswalk and always curious I wandered over to see what it was about. I met Karen Graves who wrote the book Lonely Trails(It is listed under hiking books on the books tab). She also talked about the Wildlife Rehab Center in Molalla. I ended up buying the hiking book as I didn't know Molalla had such great hiking trails. The Molalla River Corridor looks enticing.
This website is listed inside the cover of the book. http://www.upwardtrails.com/
This is a Christian organization that is actively involved in outdoor activities.