To “bathe” in the forest is to experience it deeply, through meditative breathing and taking the woods in with all your senses. Hiking in Forest Park makes the immersion immediately, and we feel the energies of both vitality and stasis. In this fluid place that exists both in and out of time —within a minute of a Portland street — you can forget you are still in a city. We start at Clearing Cafe, a jumping-off point for this 4.5 mile (7 km) hike in a 5,000-acre forested area. We’ll hike up to the quixotic Witch’s Castle. While the origins of the building are not very magical, it has gathered its energy in the decades since its damage in the 1962 Columbus Day windstorm. From here we head up the hill, stopping to see streams cascading into basalt-lined pools, beautiful moss- and fern-covered Western redcedars and big leaf maples, the towering Douglas-firs. We’ll arrive at the Pittock Mansion to view the city laid out before us before descending into Washington Park, through secret staircases and paths to end at the International Rose Test Garden - in all about 1,000 feet elevation gain. Along the way we'll immerse you in the ritual of the Pacific Northwest forest: “bathing,” taking note of places redolent with magic. We'll lead you through secret passages and teach you a few simple rituals you can perform to deepen your connection to, and draw energy from, this magical forest.
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours and together with my partners and guides Edwin, Madi, Jeri and Lee will host the experiences. I'm a published writer of essays and professional storyteller, and each of the narratives around which our tours are based was a collaboration between us, writers and route designers, as a movable narrative, what we call place-based storytelling. When we bring you to a place, it is one we as story creators know intimately and love so well we are bursting to share it. As a forest witch, I have taught our guides how to honor the energy of a forest and to perform meditation and rituals within it; we'll weave you as guests into the experience we revere as our holy place. We're all dedicated hikers; and our lives are so much better for it. We want to share the love with you.
Our favorite locally-made trail mix is always stocked in guide backpacks.
We bring extra water along, but we encourage guests to bring reusable water bottles and fill up with Portland's delicious tap…
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Our tour starts in NW Portland in the neighborhood known simply as "Forest Park" by locals, and steps (literally) off a bridge, descending down into another world, a 5,200-acre forested park. We'll walk the Wildwood Trail, visit the Witches Castle, often see our favorite birds (and harbingers of transformation) at the Pittock Mansion viewpoint, and walk a locals-only path from there to the Rose Garden--one we learned only through dozens of hikes.
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15 Eki, Salı 09:00 ila 12:00 arasında.
Kişi başına $50
Toplam 10 yerden 10 yer kaldı
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Daha fazla ipucu
The hike is 4.5-5 miles (7-8 km), with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain, with lots of uneven terrain (but nothing technical). The first three miles contain some steep but doable climbs. Most guests in moderate shape find it a fun challenge -- but it can be difficult for less active guests.
Immerse yourself in magical Forest Park