A few days after buying Best Hikes Near Seattle, I thought it would also be fun and good exercise to also buy Seattle Stairway Walks. It’s been a tough year, so anything I can do to add a bit of (re)inspiration to most anything I do, is something worth it. So here’s a book to get us out to different neighborhoods, on a quirky quest of stair climbs, and perhaps a couple new coffee shops after the walk or time to revisit some favorites.
Tonight, we went out, as the sun was setting, to try one of the walks: Southwest Queen Anne.
I don’t go up to Queen Anne very often, but will almost always take out-of-town guests to the Kerry Overlook. I’m a big fan of Diablo Coffee. I guess that’s really about it for my trips to Queen Anne. I don’t know anyone who even lives there.
So today, within a few blocks of the overlook that “I know all about”, I learned about several houses, a very cute park, was reminded about Betty Bowen, and got a lot of exercise by zig-zagging, block by block it seemed up and down stairs. The highlight was seeing the Wilcox Wall, which I’ve been on as part of driving from the Kerry Overlook, but I’d never actually heard of or considered. The steps and passages along its short length were exactly the type of delightful thing or experience I was hoping to have when I bought this book.
You can get your copy here.
On Saturday, February 8th, the awesome 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.