Steigerwald Lake Hike Saturday June 13th, 2015

Join us for our first hike of the season this Saturday June 13th at noon.

I have been loving this warm weather! My summer goal is to spend as much time outdoors as possible. At least once a month I am organizing a group hike. These will start close to home with short, 3-4 mile flat strolls and we will work our way up to longer and more difficult hikes. We start this weekend at Steigerwald Lake Wildlife Refuge. This will be my first time to this area, and from what I’ve heard we are in for a treat. This flat, easy trail along the water is a short drive from Portland and a good spot for birding with views of the Columbia.

We will be leaving Sellwood around noon. You are welcome to carpool with us or drive yourself. Plan to be gone from noon to 5 pm. Please bring water and a snack for yourself. Also wear or bring clothes and shoes that can get wet. Depending on the weather we may stop for a dip along the way.

Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers weekly Pilates and yoga classes and seasonal outdoor workouts.

Angel’s Rest Hike This Sunday

Join Anne for a hike in the beautiful Columbia Gorge this Sunday at 9 am.  We are headed to Angel’s Rest – take the Bridal Veil exit off 84 and the trail head is right there.  I love this hike for it’s proximity to the city (maybe a thirty minute drive) and the variety of terrain.  You start in a wooded forest with a fairly steep climb, pass a few waterfalls, then you pop out onto these big flat rocks.  It feels like you are on the moon.  The summit offers an awesome view of the Gorge.

This is a moderately difficult hike, all fitness levels are welcome to join us.

The wagon train rolls out of Sellwood at 9.  Call Anne if you want to carpool or you are welcome to meet us there. 503-705-4762