Friday, April 15, 2016

Saturday Snapshots - #Hiking Around the Montlake & Capitol Hill Neighborhoods, #Seattle

I've been on another hike with the Auburn Senior Center group! This time we ventured to the Washington Park Arboretum and then hiked to Volunteer Park (and back to the Arboretum) in the Montlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods of Seattle. Both are beautiful urban parks, and the neighborhoods in between are charming. According to my FitBit, we walked over eight miles; and although my legs agree, I think it may have been exaggerating a little bit.
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I know what goes up, must come down. But this hike seemed like it was all UP.

And UP some more!

And even UP a staircase between streets - one of many staircases in Seattle. This one has 100+ steps.

Some of us even climbed UP to the observation deck of the water tower in Volunteer Park - 107 steps to the top - and we were rewarded with amazing views of the city and surrounding areas.

Downtown Seattle

Next weekend I'll post photos of the beautiful azaleas and rhododendrons we saw at the Washington Arboretum. What a fun day we had!

Volunteer Park Info and History HERE.

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  1. Wow! Made me breathless, just looking at all those steps! But as your photos clearly show, the reward was breathtaking indeed:)

  2. Gorgeous shots...I love Seattle, but haven't seen this part. And I am really impressed with all the hiking you are doing. Kudos!


  3. Beautiful!
    I would love to walk there!

  4. I joined in today for my first time and posted hiking pictures too! Your hike is much greener than mine! :)

  5. Ah, you have me dreaming of summer. That's when my husband and I get to hike. Such a fun activity with so many wonderful sights!

  6. As I am looking at your photos, it is snowing out my living room window. We have had 70 degree days in the past week or so, but not today. I admire your dedication to walking and doing all these hikes. Great job!

  7. What beautiful woodland. Looks like a wonderful city.

  8. I would love to go to Seattle. Lucky you!

  9. What a great walk that is- and a great group, your seniors are putting many " juniors" to shame.

  10. I am impressed with your hikes! I'd have never made it up those steps.

  11. Looks like a beautiful place, but Wow! Lots of up, up, up!! Glad you enjoyed it!


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