C A T H E R I N E C R E E K, W A • 10/14/2017
We chose Catherine Creek Trialhead as the site to kickoff our 2nd annual Shannon Day! A brisk 1.9miles of enjoyment with just crippling views of the Gorge and the glory that is Mt. Hood. Grab a bench and enjoy this paved pathway and the views that it brings.
5/5 would do it again
Great hike for families or the not so steady on on their feet but would love to get out in nature.
"When I was fifteen, I went into Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic where I danced for two years. I didn't outgrow dancing, I still love it. It is an inherent part of me - I'll always love it, but just as a natural expression of my feelings. Primitive people dance to express emotion - joy, anger, or even prayer - and as a mode of natural expression, it means everything to me. But when you are paid to do a dance every night - the same dance at the same hour - no matter what your natural feelings may be, you are bound to lose spontaneity." -- Shannon Day, 1926
"I used to roam about the streets with all the other children of the neighborhood - poor, eager, hopeful youngsters, all of us - all looking for a way out of our environment. In our imaginations we made hot smelly pavements into cool, green parks. The organ grinder to us was the leader of a large symphony orchestra. You see, just pitiful little imaginings which had their birth in odd pictures we had seen at some time or other. Dancing to this music, sometimes to that of a screeching phonograph in a shop entrance, and at other times to the monotonous singsong of a mechanical piano, was to us the most natural thing in the world." -- Shannon Day, 1926
"Faith, hope and ambition; a spirit which makes of heartaches, disappointments, and failures but stepping-stones to success; determination, beyond the ordinary, to prove that a girl can portray character as well as parade in bathing suits - these are what I find in Shannon Day, once of the Amsterdam Roof now of Hollywood." -- Picture-Play Magazine, 1926