Over the past few years, I’ve traversed the Willamette River in all four seasons. The open Piney Woods, flooded ravines, and the bank of the Willamette provide some unique ecological niches and spectacular vistas. This year, I walked all the main trails of Willamette Park and several of the overgrown paths connecting them. I plan on making my own map with some whimsical place names. This photo journal covers the spring and summer seasons.
Blog post and photos by Rick Kleinosky.
Rick is a Corvallis resident, valued Greenbelt Land Trust member, and celebrated local photographer. You’ll often see him at guided Greenbelt walks camera in hand and ready to explore. Through his lens, he tells stories where he is able to capture moments in time as well as the myriad of perspectives of the mid-Willamette Valley’s landscapes. He shows us that protecting land and waterways allows everyone to enjoy the enduring beauty of these special places.