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Posted on May 1, 2015

Sunset hike at Bald Hill

Here we are preparing to start the weekend but I haven’t told you yet about last weekend! So, better late than never, right? Andrew and I were both a little under the weather so no grand excursions but we enjoyed ourselves sticking around town. We took Sasha for a morning stroll by the river to check out the Farmer’s Market and meet other dogs – I think her favorite was a long-haired dachshund who was serving as greeter at a vendor’s tent. They both seemed to look at each other like ‘What’s wrong with your legs?’ I only wish I had taken a picture!

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Later in the afternoon, we took in the matinee at Pix Theater, viewing ‘Woman in Gold’ which follows the story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish survivor of World War II, as she sets out to reclaim artwork stolen by Nazis during the war. The subject matter was engrossing although the film itself seemed to kind of drift along a little too leisurely most of the time. Overall, though, we enjoyed it.

When we returned home, we decided on a whim to hike up Bald Hill for a sunset picnic. Bald Hill is just down the road from our house and we frequent the park around it for runs and walks with the dogs. We whipped up some grilled cheese and zucchini sandwiches and hit the trail with Sawyer and Sasha.

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Since time was limited, we headed straight up – no winding or meandering – just straight up a little foot trail. Whew! The incline was nothing to sneeze at, that’s for sure! We paused for a couple of looks back at the gorgeous sky but clambered up pretty swiftly to make sure we’d catch the sunset from the top.

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Once we emerged from the trees, we took in the pretty vista of houses tucked cozily amidst the hills and valleys. The sun was obscured by some determined hazy clouds but it was still beautiful.

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We sat down to catch our breath and eat our sandwiches, which were still hot thanks to aluminum foil and the speed with which we climbed up!

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We lingered around to watch the afterglow slip lazily away and then headed back down the trail, this time at a much more leisurely pace.

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A quick little hike that I’m sure we will repeat many, many times! I am officially becoming a sunset addict and I have no regrets about it 🙂

1 Comment

  1. I LOVE all your Oregon adventures so much !!

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