Mt Tabor

We have a city park that is close to my home, we a lot of them are close to my home, but this one offers a bit more challenge than the others. Mt Tabor is actually an extinct volcano.  I won’t go into age and all of that information, it can be sourced in other places more easily and probably more accurately than I offer here.  I can walk to the top in a short while, and did just that today.  Cabin fever set in, so I decided to brave our unusually warm weather and grab a supply of sun for the day.  I tried something else.  All of the photos were taken with my phone, processed on the phone and then I sent them to the computer to be re-sized and added to this site.  It is a fun place to go for a couple of hours, the sweet scent of the fir trees and flowers is great. The pitch running down the tree trunk.  The park is filled with trails up and down,  the top most point being 633 feet above sea level.  Not so much if your driving, but on foot it becomes a good bit of exercise for the day.  The park gets used a lot and for all sorts of programs.  The upper section is closed to all traffic from autos, which makes it ice.  It is possible to have a wedding under the trees if you like.  Bike riders (of which I am one)  get all sorts of trails as well.  The joggers and doggers  (dog walkers)  also use the place for a good work out.  There is also a great playground for the smaller children.  Lots of picnic spaces.  The caldera  (old volcano)  is now an amphitheater and basketball court  (with a rubber deck – ground up shoes I believe).  So lots of fun for all.  There are bicycle races and soapbox vehicle races. I say vehicle because they are manufactured by adults and look like all sorts of parts are used.  Quite the spectacle to watch.  You will notice the water feature as well. Three actually.  It is also home of the city water system, so there are reservoirs there as well.  They are in the process of eliminating the “lakes” from the city water system, and it is a big construction project with the usual traffic closures and detours.  All in all a good day.   The stairs pictured have 96 steps, just so you know.  And don’t forget the ever present dandelions.

 

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