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Escursioni selvagge nel bosco di Forest Park

Valutazione di 5.0 su 5 in 9 recensioni.Portland, Stati Uniti

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Esperienza proposta da Sarah

3 ore
Include: gastronomia, bevande
Fino a 10 persone
Offerta in Inglese

Cosa farete

Hike in the wildest place you'll ever be in a city, Portland's 5,200-acre wood, peopled with ghosts, witches and great stories of the new inhabitants, and the very very old.

Hiking on Forest Park's Wildwood Trail is an immersion, what we call "forest bathing," and here we feel the energies of both vitality and stasis. In this fluid place that exists both in and out of time —within a minute of leaving a Portland street — you can forget you are still in a city.

We start at Clearing Cafe, a jumping-off point for this 4.5 mile (7 km) hike in this densely forested area that limns the city's northwestern quadrant. We’ll hike up to the quixotic Witch’s Castle. We will tell you how it has gathered its energy in the decades since its damage in the 1962 Columbus Day windstorm, and in the castle, connect to the women whose stories thread through this place. Dark stories filled this place since the beginning of Portland history.

From here we head up the hill, stopping to see streams cascading into basalt-lined pools, beautiful moss- and fern-covered Western redcedars and big leaf maples, the towering Douglas-firs. We’ll arrive at the Pittock Mansion to view the city laid out before us before descending into Washington Park, through your choice of secret staircases and paths, or a hike across the brand-new pedestrian crossing over Burnside Blvd - in all about 1,000 feet elevation.
Hike in the wildest place you'll ever be in a city, Portland's 5,200-acre wood, peopled with ghosts, witches and great stories of the new inhabitants, and the very very old.

Hiking on Forest Park's Wildwood Trail is an immersion, what we call "forest bathing," and here we feel the energies of both vitality and stasis. In this fluid place that exists both in and out of time —within a minute of leaving a Portland street — you can forget…

L'impegno di Sarah nei confronti della sicurezza

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Che cosa è incluso

  • Cibo
    Our favorite locally-made trail mix is always stocked in guide backpacks.
  • Bevande
    We bring extra water along, but we encourage guests to bring reusable water...
A partire da $50
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09:00 - 12:00
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Ecco il tuo host, Sarah

Host su Airbnb dal 2019
  • 9 recensioni
  • Identità verificata
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours and together with my partners & guides Madi, Edwin, Jeri and Jonathan will host the experiences. As a forest witch, I have taught our guides how to honor the energy of a forest and to perform meditation and rituals within it; we'll weave you as guests into the experience we revere as our holy place.

I'm a published writer of essays and professional storyteller, and the narrative around which this tour is based is a collaboration between us, writers and route designers, as a movable narrative, what we call place-based storytelling. We bring you to places that we as story creators know intimately and are bursting to share.

See what we do on Instagram: @aroundportlandtours

We're all dedicated hikers, and our lives are so much better for it. Can we share the love with you?
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours and together with my partners & guides Madi, Edwin, Jeri and Jonathan will host the experiences. As a forest witch, I have taught our guides how to honor the energy of a forest and to perform meditation and rituals within it; we'll weave you as guests into the experience we revere as our holy place.

I'm a published writer of essays and professional storyteller, and the narrative around which this tour is based is a collaboration b…
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Dove ti troverai

Our tour starts in NW Portland in the neighborhood known simply as "Forest Park" by locals, and steps (literally) off a bridge, descending down into another world, a 5,200-acre forested park. We'll walk the Wildwood Trail, visit the Witches Castle, often see our favorite birds (and harbingers of transformation) at the Pittock Mansion viewpoint, and walk a locals-only path from there to the Rose Garden--one we learned only through dozens of hikes.

Valutazione di 5.0 su 5 in 9 recensioni.

Alyssa
febbraio 2020
This was a really wonderful experience. I really enjoyed the hike and hearing some of the stories of Portland and Forest Park. Highly highly recommended!
Arian
dicembre 2019
This was such a cool experience. My friend and I really felt accomplished after our hike. I don’t think we would have made it without Sarah. She was really nice and helped us to remember to stop and enjoy the cute little things nature has to offer.
This was such a cool experience. My friend and I really felt accomplished after our hike. I don’t think we would have made it without Sarah. She was really nice and helped us to re…
Stephanie
novembre 2019
Sarah is your friend who lives in Portland and wants you to enjoy her corner of the world. Super accessible, respectful, and knowledgeable, she puts you at ease and has a really unique perspective on the historical and current realities of living in this weird and wonderful place. If you want to get more out of your experience in this beautiful city and the surrounding woods, I couldn't imagine anyone better to guide you :)
Sarah is your friend who lives in Portland and wants you to enjoy her corner of the world. Super accessible, respectful, and knowledgeable, she puts you at ease and has a really un…
Annastasia
agosto 2019
This was truly a memorable experience. Sarah was a great host, she’s a very passionate hiker with a lot of amazing stories. What made it most memorable for me were her unique rituals. I felt grounded for the first time. It was a truly magical journey. She hosts a lot of other experiences you can book through air B and B, when I’m back in Portland I’m trying her bike tour :)
This was truly a memorable experience. Sarah was a great host, she’s a very passionate hiker with a lot of amazing stories. What made it most memorable for me were her unique ritua…
Melanie
agosto 2019
Sarah very easy going and attentive to my limitations. She was very knowledgeable and had great information about forests and Portland. Definitely recommend
Nikhil
febbraio 2020
Madi was a great host! Lots of stories and cool info.

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Termini di cancellazione

È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto o almeno 7 giorni prima dell'inizio dell'esperienza stessa.

Requisiti degli ospiti

Possono partecipare fino a 10 ospiti di almeno 6 anni.

Altri consigli

The hike is 4.5-5 miles (7-8 km), with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain, with lots of uneven terrain (but nothing technical). The first three miles contain some steep but doable climbs. Most guests in moderate shape find it a fun challenge -- but it can be difficult for less active guests.

Cosa portare

Comfortable hiking shoes that can handle occasional mud

Layers for our cool mornings and frequent rain showers (especially October - May)