Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring Fishing

A warm, sunny day brings out the fishing poles at the 100-acre Gateway Park, near I-5 just south of Mission Street. This is a favorite for migrating geese and ducks. Mill Creek winds through the park and though I haven't been a witness, I'm told the Fall Chinook Salmon can be seen during spawning season. A one-lane wooden bridge crosses over the creek to several nicely-shaded picnic areas. Though this is not a landscaped or manicured park, it is maintained by the city and considered safe. The lake, which started life as a gravel pit, and picnic areas see a lot of family use. A major homeless camp, though not visible from the public areas, is just the other side of the vegetation.

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