Carpool to Portland Walk
10 km. (6.2 miles), two walks rated moderately easy, one walk rated moderate.
The Columbia River Volkssport Club is hosting three walks this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in the West Hills of Portland. Mossback carpoolers may individually choose which one of these walks most appeals to them. One walk features the mansions of the West Hills, along with beautiful views. The other two walks are partly in exquisite neighborhoods and partly on forest trails, again with beautiful views. One of the latter two goes to the Pittock Mansion.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 7 a.m. and return there about 4 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $10 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Portland on their own should plan to meet the group at about 9 a.m. at the start point, the Dever's Eye Clinic (Hospital Building #2), 1040 NW 22nd Street in Portland. Or, they may do the walk on their own, starting anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the clinic.
Directions to the Clinic, and further details on the three walks, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 7/18. The same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar and following the prompts.