Fishhawk Lake Walking Meditations are Good for the Soul!

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Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

There are many great activities to enjoy in nature at and around Fishhawk Lake. One of the most pleasurable (and free) is to take a walk around the lake or nearby on Greasy Spoon Road--where a plethora of trails and old logging roads will take you far off the beaten track. 

 

Walking meditations are a way to exercise without it feeling like a drudgery. It gives you a chance to take deep breaths of mountain and forest air, views of Fishhawk Lake,

Fishhawk Lake from the old Blue Gate Trail photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman

surrounding woods, creeks, and most definitely wildlife! Clear your mind of city life, stressful thoughts and let it all go, by simply BEING in the moment. 

Greasy Spoon Road

You can't drive around Fishhawk Lake, but you can walk it. Some parts are paved, and there is a well-worn trail that adjoins Northshore Drive to Lakeview Drive on the other side of the lake. The whole walk is about 3 miles. Younger walkers can enjoy it, too. If you want to stick to the paved roads, then bikes, strollers and dogs on leash are all possible. 

 

If it's more enjoyable to take your dog(s) off-leash, or go running, then Greasy Spoon Road is a perfect venue for that. 

 

         

If you decide to explore some of the trails through the woods, please be sure and have a local expert with you, or some kind of GPS, because the lack of cell service and the many old logging roads could you put you in a position of getting lost. Note to self! 

 

Depending upon the season, you can see salmon spawning, Great Blue Herons,

Great Blue Heron on Fishhawk Lake photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman

 

Bald Eagles, and Osprey (which are also called Fishhawks!) and of course deer, elk and other creatures large and small. 

Deer on Northshore Drive Fishhawk Lake Birkenfeld OR photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman

 

salamander Fishhawk Lake photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman

 

Thoreau: "It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a walker." 

 

Greasy Spoon Road sunset If this speaks to you to get away from city life and live simply, do call me. I would love to be your gateway to the lake! 

Gayle C. Rich-Boxman
REALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Direct: (503)755-2905
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate ™

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Gayle,

Thank you for that love pictorial walk.  We were lucky to meet you and have you give us a personal tour of the magnificence of your marketplace.  Wishing you a grand week.  A

Apr 16, 2018 09:51 AM #1
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I count myself lucky to have shared my slice of paradise up close and personal with you both Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Seems forever ago! 

Been busy and had an aha moment this morning, so I thought I'd write about it! Thank you for popping by and walking virtually with me! 

Apr 16, 2018 10:08 AM #2
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, you live in a beautiful area, truly a blessing. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. 

Apr 16, 2018 12:21 PM #3
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Gayle,

 We must be on the same wave lenght I wrote about walking through parks and relaxation. It was good to see you in the rain again! Bringing your part of heaven to us! Have a wonderful week!

Apr 16, 2018 01:02 PM #4
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This is my gift to share these moments with my "clan" Beth Atalay and I wish that I could offer everyone I know these treasured breaths of peace and tranquility! 

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert thank you for first off, stopping by, secondly being in sync and thirdly for noticing that I've been gone for a spell! Gotta go check out where you've taken US. 

 

Apr 16, 2018 08:55 PM #5
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I love all the wildlife in your area. The lake is like a Norman Rockwell painting.

Apr 17, 2018 07:55 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Gayle. I love your pictures and words. One day I would love to visit Fishhawk Lake and meet you.

Apr 17, 2018 08:18 AM #7
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty what a wonderful viewpoint you have of my slice of paradise. It gave me pause. Thank you!

Sheila Anderson I've been lucky enough to have several Rainers come for a visit. You would LOVE it!! 

Apr 17, 2018 09:14 AM #8
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Brian England
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I would like to meditate at Fishhawk Lake and I am certain that one day in the future, I will get to do so!

Apr 17, 2018 10:39 AM #9
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Patricia Feager
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Hi Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - Walking meditations is something I live for. Your photographs goes straight to my heart. I would love to live in your environment. This is where the soul is nurtured and cared for. I just love your corner of the world!

Apr 17, 2018 02:25 PM #10
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Gayle what a beautiful location.  This is a place that would be easy to get lost in thought.

Apr 17, 2018 04:05 PM #11
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And Brian England we have some pretty awesome golf courses in and around Portland! You could meditate about your swing while walking through the woods...

Patricia Feager you and I would have some pretty soulful talks while doing a twosome walking mediation (or many). It does my heart good anytime I get out and do this. 

George Souto I LOVE the way you put that. 

 

Apr 17, 2018 05:09 PM #12
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Brian England we have a tennis court at Fishhawk Lake!! Bring your racket!! 

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