Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 81

November 22, 2020

On a recent hike we got to talk about all of the acronyms of 2020 and how we perceive them. For most outdoor people until this year BLM stood for Bureau of Land Management. I’ve hiked many trails on these public lands when other trails were closed due to COVID or fires.

If anything, my hope for 2020 is that we have become more self aware living in the United States, more aware what is perhaps happening in neighbouring cities and states. I cannot count the times someone has asked me how safe I have felt living in Portland, OR. Normally it would refer to crime and homelessness, these times it is because of the protests and riots. Portland in 2020 is still a safe place to live even though homeless camps seem to have popped up everywhere now. Stay away froma few blocks in downtown after 6 and you don’t even realize there is something going on.


Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter