We’ve developed a new ritual: taking lights out into the winter night and watching the moon rise above the bigleaf maples and Douglas-firs. When the moon is full and the sky is clear, the waterfalls glow in the light so much that the moon is all we need.
We plant a number of luminaries, little lights we’ll pick up as we return back down the trail in reverse. .
January is the Wolf moon. The ritual for this moon is one of meditation and self-reflection, looking to both ourselves and our trusted community to develop resilience — even learning how to thrive — in the leanest months. We’ll spend some time quietly within ourselves, and then work together to weave protection for us all from the harshness of winter.
Saturday, the 19th of January and Sunday, the 20th of January. Pickup central Portland — SE 9th and Main — at 4:30 p.m.; the General Store in downtown Troutdale at 5 p.m. (depending on traffic). We’ll be home before 9 p.m. Can’t meet us in Portland and want to meet out on our trail? Let us know!
The trail itself will be revealed the day of the hike; we’ll make it appropriate for children as young as five (and younger at your judgment). It’s likely 1.5 to 3 miles in total. Our first tours are priced for love over money; you’re free to bring a cash donation, or some token of your affection for us, or just your magical presence, that’s wonderful! Just use the code GRATIS and bring your contribution (yes even if it’s just your lovely self) along the night of the tour.
Please bring lights if you have them, along with warm clothes, warm socks, waterproof shoes that can handle a little mud! We’ll have a bunch of light, and lots of headlamps, but we can always use more!
February, March and April dates coming soon.