The Seattle Stairway Walks book makes it pretty clear, this third Queen Anne walk lacks the charms and ambiance of the other two in the book. And yep, that is definitely the case. You don’t see houses to lust after until you are at the the top of the walk, and most of the walk is a little boring. That said, it’s also, perhaps a bit more challenging and could be A LOT MORE challenging if you wanted to make sure your gluteus maximus was getting all it’s worth, because not only are there plenty of stairs, but the hills between are steep between actual climbs, so you could easily throw in a few extra pitches and get yourself some extra-fine ass.
While I’m not planning on redoing this walk as a standalone, I did want to point out that there is a a beautiful viewpoint and small playground here, dedicated to the families and passengers aboard Alaska Flight 261 that crashed on the way home from Cabo. I felt fortunate to not know anyone aboard that flight and thinking about it still feels me with dread.
I’m getting my exercise this winter following the walks in “Seattle Stairway Walks”. You can get your copy here.