Now my feet are sore.
And I am wondering how I became so obsessed.
Today, there were no doctor appointments. My chores, as they were, were done by 11 am. I had to leave the Westy in Fremont for Victor, so I dropped it off and decided I might as well walk downtown. When I got downtown, I thought I had time to walk to Chinatown. When I was done having lunch in Chinatown, I decided I had time to walk home.
I got home just in time to change my shoes (which are clearly worn-out after the many years I’ve had them), before my friend N. came to get my for our agreed upon Seattle Stairway Walk, “#21: Deadhorse Canyon and Rainier Beach”.
All told, I walked about nine miles today. I was, once again, delighted to find something completely new to me in Seattle. Deadhorse Canyon is very lovely steep ravine with a short loop trail. It would be perfect for kids and there’s a small park with a playground at the bottom (if you don’t follow the guidebook route exactly). We altered the route just a bit to give us an extra set of stairs to climb, and like the Kelsey Creek walk, I am excited to redo this one in a couple months when the nearby Kubota Gardens spring to life.
I’m getting my exercise this winter following the walks in “Seattle Stairway Walks”. You can get your copy here.
On Saturday, February 8th, Feet First hosts its second annual Stairway Walks Day, with guided tours across Seattle neighborhoods, featuring stairs, stairs and more stairs! It’s a fund-raisier, so you buy your tickets right here: Brown Paper Tickets.
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