Tag Archives: hiking

The Elusive Northwest Spotted Owl in Tigard

It never seizes to amaze me what thrives within Tigard OR, wooded trail systems. During a rare moment in time my wife Beth and I were walking our dogs on the genesis path that runs parallel to Fonner Street – when we heard the distinct “hooty-hoot” of an owl. At that moment our Irish setter Molly stopped in perfect pointer stance with head drawn upward. We followed in suit and what we saw next was (more…)

Boot Up Properly To Walk Anywhere

Marc Woodard, April 2018 I’m often ask why I ‘Boot Up’ to walk Tigard’s easily accessible sidewalks, parkway and greenway paved trail systems. That is, I typically wear boots and protective clothing with backpack. My reasoning is basically 5-fold. 1) I often walk through narrow dirt trail systems in publically owned wooded areas with overgrown brush and weeds within City boundaries. You can find these remote trails within and around Dirksen Nature Park, Bull Mountain (more…)

Walk Tigard with Marc Woodard

Bailey’s Burger Shop in Down Town Tigard If you’d like a more challenging walking exercise experience… MirrorAthlete is looking to begin a monthly and/or quarterly walk activity in the City of Tigard. Our walk loops will be no less than 5 miles.  If you want to participate more information will be provided at MirrorAthlete’s affiliate FB page named DaringToWalk . If there is enough interest in a dedicated chat room at MirrorAthlete home site, we can provide that service for the group (more…)