Friday, July 29, 2016

#Walking Bud Blancher Trail - Saturday Snapshots

After my recent hike up Little Si, I needed something less strenuous. The Bud Blancher Trail (near Eatonville, WA) was just perfect. Formally opened in 2014, the trail accommodates walkers, bicyclists, and runners. Our route covered 4.5 miles (round trip) on a mostly level, crushed-rock path.
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Newly-constructed bridge over the Mashel River
Here's our group of 14 walkers. 
A great place for a family picnic.
Our group ate at restaurants in nearby Eatonville after our walk.
A serene spot by a pond to 
sit and contemplate nature.
This was a fun walk. The pace was brisk but not heart-pounding, and there were lots of opportunities to take photos and to have conversations with other walkers. Afterwards, the group split up, with some lunching at Bruno's and others (my group) at Cruisers Cafe in Eatonville. Delicious sweet potato fries and milkshakes, and we'd burned off the calories in advance!

More info here: Bud Blancher Trail

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Brona Joy said...

Your summer is so lovely and green. Looks idyllic.

Poem fanatic said...

I agree, it looks almost idyllic. Congrats on getting in so many hikes and nature walks!
Enjoy your weekend!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

There's nothing like a walk with friends!

Vicki said...

What a beautiful trail! I love to walk, but my favorite way to go is by bike.

grammajudyb said...

Beautiful scenery for sure. It would make walking 4.5 miles doable! I am trying to work up to longer distances. Old bones, you know!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This hiking/walking obsession is fairly new to me, and I'm really enjoying it. It all started when I signed up for Silver Sneakers fitness class and heard people talking about these hikes. Although apprehensive about my ability to keep up at first, I signed up anyhow. It's been a great experience.

Ginx Craft said...

What a lovely looking walk. It looks really green and lushious.

Jacqueline Gum said...

Perfect setting for a walk and some contemplation. Sweet potato fries and a shake sounds like just the thing to end a wonderful day:)

Laura Thomas said...

It looks lovely. I need to get out and walk some paths. Only problem is it's so hot and humid now. Think I'll wait til fall. Less mosquitoes then too:)

Sue Jackson said...

Looks like a beautiful place and a lovely trail to walk!

Thanks for sharing -


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Anonymous said...

You are one walking lady. Thank you for sharing your serene pictures. It reminds me of what I should be doing.

Kelly Marshall