You never know who will stop and wave hello when on Mt. Scott Nature Trail in Happy Valley, Oregon

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC 200311024

One of the things I love about hiking is the things you discover and who you meet along the way and the Mt. Scott Nature Trail in Happy Valley, Oregon was certainly no disappointment. This short series of trails is a circular trail that wraps around Mt. Scott and has lots to see, tough and feel.

Raccoon waiving hi in Mt. Scott Nature Park

Along the way we saw butterflies, bunnies and even this little lady above who was nice enough to wave to us as we walked by. Yes, she really was waiving and we thought it was a little weird, but we waved back and said hello. Then she proceeded along her way with her hubby and 2 little babies right behind. (Tried to get their pictures, but they were to small and were hidden by the brush in the area)

Mt. Scott Nature Trail in Happy Valley, Oregon

So, if you are looking for a good little hike, (1.1 miles) then check the Mt. Scott Nature Trail in Happy Valley, Oregon, because you never know who will stop and wave hello along the way.

Comments (11)

Christine Farkas
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Awesome Customer Service Experience

I love nature! Hoping to visit Mt. Scott Nature Trail with my family soon. Thanks for sharing Todd!

Jul 14, 2011 09:54 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

   Todd, that's just adorable!  And Mt. Scott nature trail looks so inviting. 

Glad you had fun...

Jul 14, 2011 10:06 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Todd - what a great photo and looks like a great hiking trail too.  I guess you just inspire friendliness in others whtehr man or beast.

Jul 14, 2011 10:28 AM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Love that picture.  Our oldest was out driving (just got his license a few weeks ago). He and his brother came RACING into the house, as they were so excited to tell us they had just seen a deer a 1/4 mile from our house.  

Now, that might not sound so exciting, but we live in the beltway of Atlanta and that's NOT a common occurance.  The good news is that the deer and car were not too close.   

While I know we've given him a lot of instructions of what to watch out for, I am pretty sure we didn't cover a deer:-)

All the best, Michelle

Jul 14, 2011 02:40 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Todd, looks like a great way to spend an afternoon, but getting too close to some of nature's creatures can be dangerous, especially if it's one of those little kittens with the big white stripes down their backs.

Jul 14, 2011 02:49 PM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Great pic of mama racoon! Waving is indeed fascinating. Wonder if she was shooing rather than waving?


Jul 14, 2011 03:25 PM
Navona Hart
Century 21 Realty @ Home - Farmville, VA
Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia

I love taking hikes and looking for wildlife and changes in nature.  We have a great trail, very similar to this one.  Enjoy Todd!

Jul 14, 2011 04:14 PM
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Cute picture, you are lucky he didn't wave hello with his claws.  :) kristine

Jul 14, 2011 06:33 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Not weird at all Todd! Most of us talk to animals don't we! At least I do. Well daughter does think I am little weird! Oh well. Mt. Scott Nature Trail looks like a fantastic way to spend the day!

Jul 15, 2011 07:07 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Todd, look at that sweet face! I love raccoons, and actually had a couple of them take food right out of my palm at a dinner party out here one nite when friends from France were visiting. Their hands are quite delicate.

I know so often nature and wildlife are misunderstood. I embrace all of it.

Jul 15, 2011 04:49 PM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Cute raccoon, Todd! I have noticed a lot of butterflies around this week, have you?

Jul 16, 2011 05:36 AM