On this (Friday) occasion we rode up the Aufderheide Hwy (Hwy 19) from Westfir. It was a pleasant 25 mile ride in great weather.
The map and elevation profile of the ride can be viewed on RidewithGPS:
|I found myself in an old building.|
The building was cold and damp
|on a dreary, overcast morning I was focused on my computer|
the next thing I knew I was sucked into the display
|so I escaped out the back door into the alley|
|Unfortunately, when I entered my computer, it took all my clothes|
I asked an old hag, who looked more as a witch, than a person, "where am I, old woman".
|this angered her and she turned me into a frog.|
where to this day I hop around and eat flies
|Mt Pisgah outer trails|
View from the summit:
Most people prefer to hike to the summit of Mt Pisgah. I prefer to do the secondary trails.
I prefer to walk from the main entrance to the north entrance using the Theodore Trail, #17, and then taking the #3 trail back to the main trail. The distance is about the same as going to the summit and is about 3/4 of the accumulated ascent. The advantage (for me) is it is on dirt paths and much of it is in the shade. It is also less traveled.
A Strava Map representation of my walk. It includes the elevation profile and the path. The hike was a bit over 3 miles which is about the same as going to the summit and returning. (It is good to always return from a hike.)
Pictures from the Theodore trail:
I return from the hike refreshed and ready for the rest of my day.