The senior center brochure described our outing this way:
MAGNOLIA STAIRWAY HIKE
RATING: 3This hike offers spectacular views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and the Olympics. Historic stairways provide 327 steps down and 405 steps up. The route winds through a variety of neighborhoods from high end custom view homes to post WWII housing. The longest flights of stairs connect Perkins Lane, site of destructive landslides, to Magnolia Blvd. After completing the entire hike we will have the opportunity to dine in one of the many Magnolia Village restaurants.
Here's a sample of the ups and downs we experienced on this cool, overcast day, as well as views along the way.
|Some of the stairs led us to beautiful neighborhoods.
|I stopped to catch my breath after
climbing this. Whew!
|Some of the stairways are cloaked
|It's always fun to come across a little free mailbox.
|Cruise ships. Sailing for Alaska?
You'll find an interactive map of Seattle's stairways HERE.
Several books about Seattle's stairways have been published, too:
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