May Holy Hike

May Holy Hike

Our next Holy Hike will take place on Saturday, May 21, starting at 10:00am, at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro. The unique history of this location is enhanced by accessible sections of the preserve bordering on the Tualatin River.

This will be a two-plus mile hike on level, well maintained, gravel tracks and dirt trails. Sturdy walking shoes or lite-hikers will be adequate.

When we pre-hiked this location on Easter afternoon, we were struck by the fun names of some of the unique plants we discovered along the way, including: Giant Wakerobin, Purple Dead Nettle, and Fragrant Fringecup!

You need to RSVP to attend this event, which will include prayers, readings from holy scripture, and (if you so choose) participation in Holy Communion. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so be sure and dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Please go to HolyHikesNWOregon.com for more information and to RSVP your participation.

April Holy Hike

Holy Hike – April 16

We will once again visit a wonderful Metro in the Portland area as we enjoy Blue Lake Regional Park.
This two mile walk will be on paved walkways and well groomed gravel paths next to scenic views of Blue Lake. We would describe this hike as easy, with no significant elevation gains.

There is a $5.00 fee for parking per car, or you can park for free with an annual Metro pass.

Along the way we will say prayers and hear reading from Holy Scripture. Also included is the celebration of Holy Communion.
More and more health experts are noting the benefits of walking in nature. If you have not joined us before for a Holy Hike, please consider this opportunity. If you have not visited Blue Lake Park before, please come and join us!

Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so please plan to dress appropriately for the weather and conditions on the day.
You must RSVP to attend, so that we can anticipate your arrival and notify you of any last-minute updates. Visit our website at: HolyHikesNWOregon.com

Holy Hikes: Chahalem Ridge Natural Park

Our next hike will take place on Saturday, March 19, starting at 10:00 am.

We are very excited to meet at one of the newest parks in the Portland metro area – Chahalem Ridge Nature Park. Opened in December of 2021, this 1,260-acre park is located a 15-minute drive from Forest Grove, and includes 10 miles of trails and large gathering areas.
This will be a 2 1/2+ mile walk. Along the way we will say prayers, hear readings from holy scripture, and celebrate Holy Communion.
We would describe this as a moderate hike, with some longish elevation gains, walking on gravel paths. Sturdy walking or light hiking shoes are adequate. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Please go to the Holy Hikes web page for more information on Holy Hikes and to register your participation at: HolyHikesNWOregon.com
You must RSVP to attend. This will allow us to manage how many people are participating, as well as provide further updates on events for which you have registered.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs, at: HolyHikesNWOregon@iCloud.com

February Holy Hike

We will be meeting at Mount Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas.

This will be a moderately challenging hike with tennis shoes NOT recommended. Please know that the trail includes lots of rocks and roots, with some moderate elevation gains, for a distance of 2 1/2 + miles. Along the way there will be readings from Holy Scripture, prayers, reflection, and Holy Communion (with participation at your discretion).

Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Mount Talbert is a local gem and I hope that you will plan to join us.

Please RSVP at our web site www.holyhikesnworegon.com so that we know how many people to anticipate and can reach you if there are any last minute updates.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at HolyHikesNWOregon@icloud.com

 

Holy Hikes January Gathering

We will meet at Cooper Mountain Nature Park for a 2+ mile walk. Along the way we will say prayers, hear readings from holy scripture, and celebrate Holy Communion.

We would describe this as a moderate hike, with some longish elevation gains, walking on gravel paths. Sturdy walking or light hiking shoes are adequate. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather on the day.
Please go to the Holy Hikes web page for more information on Holy Hikes and to register your participation at: HolyHikesNWOregon.com

You must RSVP to attend. This will allow us to manage how many people are participating, as well as provide further updates on events for which you have registered.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs, at: HolyHikesNWOregon@iCloud.com

Holy Hikes December Gathering

We will meet at Mary S. Young Park for a 2+ mile walk. Along the way, we will say prayers, hear readings from holy scripture, and celebrate Holy Communion.

We would describe this as an easy + hike, with some modest elevation gains, mostly walking on dirt paths with some pavement. Sturdy walking or light hiking shoes are adequate. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Please go to the Holy Hikes web page for more information on Holy Hikes and to register your participation at: HolyHikesNWOregon.com

You must RSVP to attend. This will allow us to manage how many people are participating, as well as provide further updates on events for which you have registered.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs, at: HolyHikesNWOregon@iCloud.com

November Holy Hike

In honor of our inaugural hike in November of 2020, we will be returning to where it all began. Please join us for our November 20th hike starting from the Gabriel Park Community Garden. We will meet at the upper parking lot, located at 4151 SW Canby Street, Portland. We ask that you RSVP by going to the Holy Hikes website: holyhikesnworegon.com so we can plan for your attendance.

This will be approximately a one-and-a-half-mile hike on mixed paved paths and unimproved trails, with some modest elevation gains. Along the way we will say prayers, hear readings from Holy Scripture, and share (if you so desire) in receiving Holy Communion (bread only). During this time of COVID masks are optional outdoors (with social distancing).

Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress for the conditions of the day.

Experiencing nature with others is a wonderful way to share communion with God and community with fellow travelers on The Way. Any questions can be directed to The Rev. Jeff Frost, at holyhikesnworegon@icloud.com

October Holy Hike – Tualatin Hills Nature Park

We will meet at Tualatin Hills Nature Park in Beaverton. This will be approximately a two-mile walk and will include unimproved paths and some pavement. Along the way, we will say prayers, hear readings from holy scripture, and celebrate Holy Communion.

We would describe this as an easy hike, with some uneven ground. Sturdy walking or light hiking shoes are adequate. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

With our wonderful Fall weather, we hope that you will consider joining us to enjoy community with others and communion with God’s creation at this wonderful location!

Please go to the Holy Hikes web page for more information on Holy Hikes and to register your participation at: HolyHikesNWOregon.com

You must RSVP to attend. This will allow us to manage how many people are participating, as well as provide further updates on events for which you have registered.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs, at: HolyHikesNWOregon@iCloud.com

Holy Hikes: Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro

We will meet at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro. This will be approximately a two-mile walk, and will include unimproved paths and some pavement. Along the way we will say prayers, hear readings from holy scripture, and celebrate Holy Communion.

We would describe this as an easy hike, with some modest elevation gains. Sturdy walking or light hiking shoes are adequate. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

With our wonderful Fall-like weather we hope that you will consider joining us to enjoy community with others and communion with God’s creation at this wonderful location!

Please go to the Holy Hikes web page for more information on Holy Hikes and to register your participation at: HolyHikesNWOregon.com

You must RSVP to attend. This will allow us to manage how many people are participating, as well as provide further updates on events for which you have registered.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs, at: HolyHikesNWOregon@iCloud.com

Holy Hikes – Mary S. Young Park

Enjoying nature in community with fellow travelers can be a transforming and renewing experience. Here at Holy Hikes: NW Oregon, the core of our efforts is to bring people together in the midst of creation, to foster an encounter with the Sacred. We do this through local hikes in the Portland metro area which include readings from holy scripture, prayers, silence, conversation, and (if you feel so called) receiving the bread and wine of the Eucharist.

Our next hike will take place on Saturday, July 17, starting at 10:00am.

We will meet at Mary S. Young Park for a 2+ mile walk.

We would describe this as an easy + hike, with some modest elevation gains, mostly walking on dirt paths with some pavement. Sturdy walking or light hiking shoes are adequate. Just a reminder that Holy Hikes meets rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the conditions on the day.

With our improving weather and lessening COVID restrictions it is time to get out to enjoy community with others and communion with God’s creation, we hope that you will consider joining us!

Please go to the Holy Hikes web page for more information on Holy Hikes and to register your participation.
You must RSVP to attend. This will allow us to know how many people are participating, as well as provide further updates on events for which you have registered.

Please contact The Rev. Jeff Frost at HolyHikesNWOregon@iCloud.com if you have any questions.