Hikes of the Season: Colorful Fall Destinations in PortlandSeptember 26, 2018 Posted by Cody Simmonds Fall 2018, Hike of the Season, Newsletter 0 thoughts on “Hikes of the Season: Colorful Fall Destinations in Portland”
By John Sparks, Board Member, Trailkeepers of Oregon
In Japan, an entire tourist industry is based on kōyōgari, or momijigari, “fall leaves sightseeing” (the two words are different pronunciations of the same characters). People flock to the countryside and temple complexes to appreciate the turning of the colors. Likewise, the northeastern states of the US experience a significant influx of visitors from late September into October for the same purpose.