Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog's Day - 2013

 Today's run is brought to you by Groundhog's Day!  The sun was shining through the morning fog after many many months of cold, wind and rain here in Portland, Oregon.  When the sun peeks it's head there is nothing more enjoyable than putting on my running shoes and heading out the door to experience the amazing beauty we have here in the pacific northwest.  Today I was a solo runner listening to music while I climbed and descended.  I had my iphone camera to capture what we here in Portlandia wait and wait for...dry roads and trails and especially SUNSHINE!  So on this beautiful cold Groundhog's Day, I decided to capture the morning in pictures and make my own guess on whether or not we will have an early spring ...I am with Phil even though I saw my shadow!  Enjoy!

Heading over the Arch Bridge from West Linn to Oregon City

Promitory.  I climbed for about 2 miles to get to this spot on the ridge looking at the river and Downtown Portland.  The fog is covering much of the River but the blue sky and the clouds were AWESOME.

This is the trail between the Historic Arch Bridge and the McLoughlin House. The River is right along side this path.

Near Clackamette Park in Oregon City.  AWESOME bathrooms right next to this spot that are ALWAYS clean.  I met the man that takes care of these bathrooms and he is very proud of them.  I was happy to meet him.

Trail portion of run - in West Linn along Willamette River

Promitory View

This is just under the I-205 bridge on the Oregon City side.

These stairs are near the old paper mill in Oregon City.  SCARY for me everytime but really cool.

Arch Bridge 7:45am

On the Oregon City Bluff Promenade near the elevator.  Love this picture.

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow on this Groundhog Day 2013. According to folklore, no shadow for Phil means an early spring. If Phil had seen his shadow, it would have meant six more weeks of winter.



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