I went for a hike the other day up at the Lewisburg Saddle. This is the first time I had been there. My wife had been there numerous times before and had always talked about us going up there some day. Well, we'll have to go back on a fairly regular basis.
The Lewisburg Saddle hiking area is literally just 6 miles from our house. To get there you head up to Lewisburg Road and turn on to Sulfur Springs Road and head uphill. There will be obvious parking and a kiosk along side of the road when you reach the spot.
We did a short three mile hike that day. Staying on the road there wasn't much of an elevation change. Apparently there's some pretty good climbs and drops if you decide to take some of the other trails which are available. I'll try some of those once I get out a bit more and am more used to hiking. My wife is capable of hiking circles around me for the moment..., gotta change that.
The whole place is part or Oregon State University's McDonald-Dunn Research Forest which borders a large part of the northwest section of Corvallis. There are several logging roads to hike as well as several hiking adn biking trails to explore. It is a working research forest, with good signage to help explain what is going on as far as logging research.
While we were out there we were pleasantly surprised by a bit of late winter snowfall. This was the day before we were hit with a decent snowfall in town, which I had mentioned in an earlier post ont he blog. I was a very pleasant way to spend a bit of the weekend.