Skipping the vast crowds heading downtown, I went for two walks in today’s cold, but stunningly clear weather.
The first, Seattle Stairway Walk #2, started at Vic’s office and wound up the hill of the Fremont Neighborhood. The second, a short, lucky bus ride away, is the first hike of the book, Ravenna, which takes place mostly in the Ravenna Ravine.
Here’s today in a nutshell:
1. I’d never heard of Fremont Peak Park. It has amazing views and great art based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.
2. The Fremont route has you missing the great neighborhood on Fremont Ave, north of 42, which is crazy, since that is where all the best coffee shops are at. I stopped at the new Vif’s and had the best bowl of beans that I’ve ever eaten in my life.
3. Route 32 takes you from Fremont to University Village, which happens to be near the beginning of the Ravenna walk.
4. I enjoyed walking through the Ravenna Ravine, which I haven’t done for years, but the route finding with the book was just nearly impossible in there. Just enjoy the walk and find some stairs if you need them: so much easier.
5. I did some walking today, sure, but I consumed many more calories than I burned, as I also stuffed my face with sushi.
Pictures of the Fremont Walk
And a few pictures of Ravenna
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.