The July 25 outing to the Tillamook State Forest proved to be a beautiful vacation from Portland. We walked the Wilson River Trail and visited the Tillamook Forest Center before doing a short loop along the Trask River. We saw forest in all stages of growth, mature as well as recently clear-cut. The forest was shady and there were ripe thimbleberries along the trail. When stopping for lunch we saw yearling salmon and the cold water proved great for cooling off. We talked about forest history and its importance to Oregon now.