Agrarian Ales Hops

Agrarian Ales Hops

On Sunday we visited Armitage Park for a short hike along the McKenzie River and a tour of the campground. Perhaps we will stay here on our next visit. We then observed pickers separating hops from vines at the Agrarian Ales 2016 Hop Harvest. For lunch we ordered two pizzas, a cheese plate, and a pickle plate. We had to inquire in order to identify the pickled radish. I sampled their darkest beers: Uncle Dunkle, Prouble, and Wheat Stout. We listened to the end of the set by Caitlin Jemma, guitar and vocals, and Megan Graham, violin. On leaving we visited the Christiansen Boat Landing near the confluence of the McKenzie River and the Willamette.

On Monday, Labor Day, we hiked part of the Prefontaine Running Trail in Alton Baker Park. The homes along the Patterson Slough were well positioned to enjoy boating. Interestingly, the University of Oregon cross country team led by the highly decorated Edward Cheserek passed us. Our loop took us by the Whilamut Natural Area and along the Willamette River. On leaving Eugene we viewed the sunset rather uniquely as the plane gained elevation.

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