Friday, November 05, 2010

SW ~ Camassia Natural Area

Date visited: November 5, 2010
Agency: The Nature Conservancy
Path Surface: Dirt, boardwalk, rock
Elevation gain/loss: 20 feet
Distance: loop trail, .6, possibly a mile with all extensions
Ratings: Setting ++ Calorie-burning +
Directions: From I-205, take exit 8, West Linn, turn south toward Oregon City. Quickly look for Willamette Falls Road and turn right (just before the gas station). Veer right in a quarter mile at Sunset Ave. Take the first right onto Walnut Street. Drive to the end to the small parking area. GPS N 45.35922, W 122.61824.

I can't really recommend this area for exercise. We visited today, realizing that fall is not the area's best season. In the void created by the absence of the famous camas flowers, however, we noticed the variety of trees in this tiny preserve. I'll put it on the list for spring. And we'll try to figure out how to get some mileage out of this.

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