The Auburn Senior Activity Center's first hike of 2019 is described this way in the brochure:
PUGET PARK & RUSTON WAY
Hikers will begin their trip along Ruston Way. After walking along the waterfront hikers will detour through the Puget Ravine. This lollipop trail follows a restored stream that once powered a sawmill and now provides habitat for salmon. The trail is wooded and may be muddy. Wooden treads help provide good footing for the downhill portion of the trail. Returning along the waterfront, hikers will be able to lunch at one of several restaurants. After lunch hikers will explore the trail along the water side of Point Ruston then return to the van. Except for the ravine the trail is paved and level. The ravine trail has elevation gain.
(FYI: "Lollipop" describes the shape of the hike. We walk down a trail, take a loop, and then go back the way we came.)
|The morning started out chilly and overcast.
|Before long we left the paved walkway and headed into the Puget Ravine.
|A climb up a steep path took us to the bridge.
We crossed it and walked through this park...
|... then headed back down to the ravine.
With all that up and down, my legs sure felt sore the next day!
Next Saturday I'll post photos of the sculpture and scenery we saw on our hike back along Ruston Way.
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