Чем вы займетесь
To “bathe” in the forest is to experience it deeply, through meditative breathing and taking the woods in with all your senses. Walking in Forest Park makes the immersion immediately, and 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 with coffee at Clearing Cafe, a jumping-off point for the 5,000-acre forested area. We’ll hike up to the quixotic Witch’s Castle. While the origins of the building itself are not very magical, it has gathered its energy in the decades since its damage in the 1962 Columbus Day windstorm. 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 secret staircases and paths to end at the International Rose Test Garden. Along the way we'll immerse you in the ritual of the Pacific Northwest forest: “bathing,” breathing deep and taking note of places redolent with magic. We'll lead you through secret passages, and teach you a few simple rituals you can perform to deepen your connection to, and draw energy from, this magical forest.
Our favorite locally-made trail mix is always stocked in guide backpacks.
We bring extra water along, but we encourage guests to bring reusable water bottles and fill up with Portland's delicious tap…
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours and together with my partners and guides Edwin, Madi, Lee, Jonathan, Darci, Bryan and Jeri will host the experiences. I'm a published writer of essays and professional storyteller, and each of the narratives around which our tours are based was a collaboration between us, writers and route designers, as a movable narrative, what we call place-based storytelling. When we bring you to a place, it is one we as story creators know intimately and love so well we are bursting to share it. 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.
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Где вы побываете
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.
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четверг, 22 августа С 16:30 до 19:30.
$50 за человека
Осталось мест: 10 из 10
Требования к гостю
Максимальное число гостей в возрасте от 6: 10.
The hike is 4.5-5 miles, with about 800 feet of elevation gain. It's a few miles of mostly uphill, and then gets less difficult. Most guests in moderate shape find it a fun challenge -- if you can walk five miles, you will do fine!
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Forest Park: Immersive urban hike
От $50 на человека
От $50 на человека