Fern Ridge bike path and Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

I can’t help looking forward to nice weather and summer days.  Here’s a trip from last summer.  The whole ride was about 35 miles with a pretty steep climb both there and back and quite a bit of riding on really rough gravel.  This was the most difficult ride we’ve taken yet, and the kids did great!

Eugene Wetlands Map

Checkermallow Access

Meadowlark Prairie

Female Mallard Duck

Female Mallard Duck

Nutria

Nutria

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

Prairie grasses

Prairie grasses

girl and bike on gravel trail with baskets

Being a good sport and carrying some extras.

mom boy bikes gear

One fully loaded bike!

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron- taking flight

Great Blue Heron- taking flight

Girl dragging stick

You’re not taking that stick home!

brother and sister playing on lake shore

Sloshing along the shore.

Part of the bike train.

Part of the bike train.

Colorful sunset.

Colorful sunset.

 

The sky was gearing up for a thunderstorm and the colors that evening before sunset were glorious.  I rode back out singing, “Then sings my soul, my saviour God, to thee.

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