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Hiking Trails
Outdoor Seattle

Hiking Trails

Pratt Lake Trail is a great choice If you’re looking for a longer day-hike close to Seattle (within 30 to 40 minutes) or solid trail run with a worthwhile payoff, but don’t want a huge elevation gain, Pratt Lake (No. […]

Things to do in Seattle
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Things to do in Seattle

What to do in Seattle  My spare time is consumed by hiking, biking, and gardening, but I still really enjoy the festivals here in Seattle, an occasional music performance, or theater.  I have developed a list of search tools I […]

There are 1,200 species of moths in the Pacific Northwest
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There are 1,200 species of moths in the Pacific Northwest

Moth Species No surprise; the reason we hike, bike, climb, camp, etc. in the Pacific Northwest is not just to stay in shape, it is to share moments in the amazingly diverse, and beautiful cathedral that we call our home.  […]

Snoqualmie Valley Trail…A 60 mile bike ride with great views, a 400 foot waterfall, and old trains
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Snoqualmie Valley Trail…A 60 mile bike ride with great views, a 400 foot waterfall, and old trains

Snoqualmie Valley Trail The Snoqualmie Valley Trail  (click link for trail map) begins in Duvall at the Park and Ride. It meanders past working farms as well as preserved open space areas, and connects to the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer […]

Bike Ride from Gas Works Park to Golden Gardens…Leasure ride, family friendly, great date ride
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Bike Ride from Gas Works Park to Golden Gardens…Leasure ride, family friendly, great date ride

Bike Ride from Gas Works Park to Golden Gardens Park This is a very easy ride from Gas Works Park, a 19.1 acres public park located on the north shore of Lake Union at the south end of the Wallingford […]

Seattle scenic bike ride along Lake Washington from Seward Park to Washington Park Arboretum
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Seattle scenic bike ride along Lake Washington from Seward Park to Washington Park Arboretum

Seward Park The mileage for this ride is 8 miles with few challenging hills and spectacular scenery.  Every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May through September, except July 5, July 26 and August 2, along Lake Washington Blvd, from […]

Seattle downtown parks are filled with art, occasional concerts, festivals, and random acts of urban fun
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Seattle downtown parks are filled with art, occasional concerts, festivals, and random acts of urban fun

Seattle, downtown city parks, are filled with art, occasional concerts, festivals, and random acts of urban fun. They are a wonderful oasis to walk to during a busy work day from your downtown office, or a spot to stop and […]

The Ira Spring hiking trail; popular, close to Seattle, amazing views…stunning views
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The Ira Spring hiking trail; popular, close to Seattle, amazing views…stunning views

Overview It’s only a matter of time before you find yourself on the Mason Lake Trail (also called the Ira Spring Trail) heading up to Mason Lake.  The proximity to Seattle, manageable elevation gains (this is good workout, you will […]

Woodland Park Zoo is a world class zoo…there are ways to get discounted tickets
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Woodland Park Zoo is a world class zoo…there are ways to get discounted tickets

Animals – Exhibits Woodland Park Zoo is home to more than 1,100 animals representing 300 species different species-from tiny insects to the largest land mammal on the planet, the African elephant.  If you click listing you will find details of […]

Easy, picturesque, Seattle bike rides
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Easy, picturesque, Seattle bike rides

Bike Ride along Lake Sammamish The bike ride along West Lake Sammamish Parkway is approximately 22 miles (there-and-back); it is a mostly flat course.  The Bike Ride has a total ascent of 600.39 feet and has a maximum elevation of […]