Hike to the top of Mt. Sylvania

I’d never heard of Mt. Sylvania, but here was an urban hike, so we went for it.  We started at McNary Park, which had a nice mist going.

Most of the hike wound through the largest planned community in Oregon, which sits on the border between Portland and Lake Oswego.  There were a good amount of tunnels to walk through.  I observed that Lake Oswego tunnels do not stink of urine.

A few houses ring the top of Mt. Sylvania, including this one, custom built for astronomy, and with an awesome weather vane.

On a clearer day you can see a very long way.

This was also one of those hikes where I had no idea where I was most of the time.  Just after I took this picture of this house that utilizes much Deco glass, we turned the corner and, “oh hello!” there was the car.

2 thoughts on “Hike to the top of Mt. Sylvania”

  1. Wow! Looks like a wonderful hike. I love house peeking and seeing the different styles of houses here. That (not stinky) tunnel pic is so great!

  2. Lol, your tunnel comment is cracking me up!

    Gosh, I just don’t like the look of those post-modern houses. They seem so blocky and cold. This looks like a lovely hike, though!

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