Thursday, December 5, 2013
Yesterday we were on Portland Trails for our weekly meet-up with Shannon to "train" for our mountain hiking season (which has started but more on that later). After several weeks of walking the Eastern Prom and Bayside trails we've discovered there is an ever changing guerilla art (a.k.a. graffiti) landscape. Each week there seems to be something new on these trails.
I know this sort of thing should not be encouraged but now that we've become trail regulars we've learned to keep an eye out for what has changed. Sort of the old Highlights children's magazine feature to figure out what's different between two pictures.
I made an interactive map and took photos along the way of the art that struck our fancy this week.
Our weekly visits have confirmed that even though urban trails are less challenging that our mountain hikes, they have something unique to offer with an ever changing - and colorful - landscape.
Wendy Almeida has been writing about enjoying the outdoors with kids in her monthly Kid Tracks Outdoors column for the Maine Sunday Telegram for 10 years. Her kids have grown up exploring the trails of Maine on foot, skis and bikes as well as through the geocache and EarthCache games. The family has found treasures of all sorts while out on the trail and the journey continues to be as much fun now that the kids are teenagers as it was when they were preschoolers.
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