Dorris Ranch 16Mar2022

I got to meet up with my friend, Christine, again, and this time we went to the Dorris Ranch. The Dorris Ranch is a living history farm and a public park, and it has a ton of trails. Let’s go!

We brought the pup with us again – you can see how happy she is! We were confronted at one point by two dogs (unleashed) when she was on the leash. A fight broke out, but luckily nobody got hurt. It was scary for me because I really don’t like dog fights! Or cat fights… or animals fighting… you get the picture.

Most of where we walked was a trail, but we did have this short stretch that was paved. It was sunny and perfect.

Things are starting to blossom and come back to life! Spring is such a fun time to hike.

Turn up the volume to hear some woodpeckers:

There was a sweet little stream…

… and on stream continues on here. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but the tree makes an arc over the stream (or in the middle of it) and then continues up. It was super neat in person. It looked like something out of a fairy movie.

Apple blossoms!

Things are coming to life and starting to look beautiful again. I mean, there’s still a lot of beauty in the winter, but it’s more of a stark beauty usually. The spring holds hope, life, and wonder.

Oregon Grape, going nuts!

This was definitely a hike of convenience. Christine had to work that afternoon, and I had a bunch of errands to run. But it’s so great that we could take the first part of our morning to appreciate the outside world!

Distance: 2.4 miles; Elevation Gain: 54 feet

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

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