We got out Sunday to do what has become a Christmas tradition. We did an urban hike of Powell Butte and then going to a Christmas open house put on by one of the Mazama Ramble leaders. We had pretty good weather with no rain, no wind and mild winter temperatures but cloudy skies so no views. Powell Butte is a nice winter urban hike in the Portland area as it has good trails, a variety of terrain and even when cloudy some views of the area. Doing the loop only took an hour and half and was around 4.5 miles and 500 ft total elevation gain.
After the hike we got the mud off of us and head to the open house for snacks and beverages. Tom had his hand carved Santas on display. We finished the day by having food and beer at the House Brass Pub. So a nice Christmas tradition.