Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Wildwood
















Raincoat: Columbia; Fleece: Mountain Hardware; Pants: TJ Maxx (similar); Tank: c/o Sears; Shoes: Adidas; Hat: H&M

Ben and I purchased new rain gear this weekend as ours was absolutely worn out. As an OHSU student, Ben had a pass to the Columbia employee store where all in-season Columbia items are about 50% off. On Sunday, after a great gear shopping spree, we escaped the city in the pouring rain and chilly first day of Fall weather to go for a hike and test the new items. We stopped at two places in Forest Park, the beautiful park on the Northwest end of the city - the Audubon Society of Portland and the Wildwood trailhead. At the Audubon, we saw a red-tailed hawk and a gorgeous raven and walked a mile loop through the gorgeous, untouched Oregon forest. Creeks and fall leaves dotted the trail and we hiked through the pouring rain and high fifty degree weather in the quiet afternoon. 

When we got to the Wildwood trailhead and started our mini-hike, we were in awe. It was absolutely pristine forest - great evergreens rising in the mist, big leaf maples speckled with rain, and moss everywhere. The trail was muddy and little beetles ran across it like they hadn't ever experienced human traffic there before. We passed only a few other walkers and some trail runners and were able to enjoy the hour and a half in total human silence, just listening to the rain and wind and leaves rustling. It was magical and if you're in Portland, I'd highly recommend taking a misty day to hike around Forest Park.

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25 comments

  1. Beautiful place and would love to visit there:)

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  2. Great photography! I really want to go up to my local mountain to go hiking now, I truly miss the greenery and nature scenery!

    xx
    Style Vancity

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  3. awsumm pictures!! love the ferns!! you luk fab!!
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  4. Love your nature trail look! That green headband is key! Also, loved learning about your new sponsor Nyopoly!

    xx

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  5. Gorgeous pictures! And girl, you have such a pretty smile, you should smile more in your outfit posts! :)

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  6. Gorg pictures! Looks like a good time. I just hiked up a local mountain last weekend and it was amazing!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings 

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  7. Beautiful pictures

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  8. What a beautiful set of pictures!

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  10. It looks so beautiful there! Is it weird that this makes me think of the Twilight movies? :)

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  11. Looks like such a pretty place to hike!

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  12. That looks like a wonderful place to get away from everything. Very relaxing and peaceful.

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  13. What a pretty place to hike! Love it! :)
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  14. These photos are absolutely stunning! It makes me super excited for fall hikes.

    The Purse Snatcher

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  15. You look gorgeous... I'm desperate need of new rain gear and yours is so stylish & sporty. Love!! Also, this is my favourite way to spend the weekend!! xo

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  16. I love this time of year for days like this. Good for you two for not letting the rain keep you indoors!
    Have a great day,
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  17. What lovely photos! Looks like you had a fantastic nature walk!

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  18. You look so Oregonian in your rain gear! I totally need to get a new rain jacket, I've heard about that Columbia employee store--it sounds amazing! Also, I definitely need to put checking out this trail on my fall to-do list...it looks so pretty! :)

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  20. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing them!
    I grew up in Alaska and love me some Columbia (and TNF!) gear!! :)

    Amy
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  21. Wow, what a gorgeous place for a hike! These photos are stunning! I am desperately in need of some rain gear - I've never actually owned any, I don't even have a coat with a hood! Ha! Definitely lacking from my wardrobe!

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  22. Whoa. This location looks so beautiful and moody. Really lovely photos. xx

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  23. I absolutely love this post! The photos are gorgeous and you looks so pretty among the trees!

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