Category Archives: Urban Hiking

Third Try, Public Transportation from Laurelhurst

Our children moved from Queen Anne to Redmond. Nice for them, but they took our grandchildren with them. On this lovely Friday, April 15, our granddaughter Nina was scheduled to play Baloo in a student production of the Jungle Book … Continue reading

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM LAURELHURST, Part Two

One week after the trips described in the post just before this one, on a Sunday when we had an event at Seattle Center again, we tried again. Left our car near Children’s Hospital again, and waited on the corner … Continue reading

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TAKING LIGHT RAIL FROM LAURELHURST, almost

GREAT NEWS! On Saturday, March 19, the light rail stations at the UW Stadium and at Capitol Hill finally opened. Don and I were among the thousands who gathered to celebrate and ride free. We did it all: left our … Continue reading

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Goldie’s Birthday Party at Schilling Cider House

This year I was lucky enough to have my birthday fall on a Wednesday, my hiking day, so I could celebrate with a big group of hiking friends. Mike Cory planned a hike beginning at his house that took us … Continue reading

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Protected: Walkie-Talkies URBAN (Urbane) Hikes

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Teeny Tiny Houses

I have always been fascinated by little houses. I mean, little bitty houses, teeny tiny houses, like doll houses and bird houses. That’s why I acquired my first doll house when I was almost 60 years old, after waiting so … Continue reading

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The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and other hidden treasures in Tacoma

Great planning from the Tacoma-born member of our hiking group! She made three trips to Tacoma to iron out details of the trip, arrange for tours, etc.,  a fabulous effort and a good example to us all. We started at the … Continue reading

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Walking the Aurora Bridge, a new city park, and a great urban walk

Some weeks, it gets harder and harder to find a good hike for my weekly walking group. That’s especially true in the winter, when we do urban (urbane) walks. We try to find novelty, challenge, interesting scenery, and a good … Continue reading

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Deadhorse Canyon–Tell Yourself You’re in the Mountains

When the snow began to fall in the mountains and I grudgingly evolved from mountain hiker to city walker, I  tried to find a transitional hike for the Walkie-Talkies, my weekly hiking group, to make the switch to urban hiking … Continue reading

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Hiking Close to Home–U Village and Laurelhurst

The day before Thanksgiving. I was trying to think of a walk for my walking group that would be in-town, easy to follow, and as short or long as we each chose to make it, with several options for returning … Continue reading

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