2009

The Statistics

    MILES GAIN NOTES
January        
01/01/09 Carkeek Park         4         500' Solo hike.  Cool, cloudy. 
01/03/09 St. Edwards Park         8       1200' Solo hike. 
01/04/08 Amabalis Mountain     Mountaineers snowshoe.
         
         
         
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TOTAL        12        1700' 2 Hikes

*Approximate

 

The Urban Hikes

    For those times that I'm not able to get out of the City for a backcountry hike, it's necessary to resort to urban hiking.  Although these are sometimes as long as a "real" hike,  they generally lack the elevation gain to be a serious hike.  Since I've become something of a trail snob lately, I don't consider these outings real hikes but I count the mileage and elevation gain in my annual totals. 

01/01/09 Carkeek Park Approximately 4 miles 500' gain lollipop loop:  Pipers Creek, South Ridge, South Bluff, North Ridge, North Meadow Hill Climb, Grand Fir, Big Rock, Wetlands, Salmonberry, Hillside, South Ridge, Pipers Creek.  (60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Seattle)
01/03/09 St. Edwards Park 8 mile loop 1200' gain:  North trail, Lake Washington, Seminary Trail, Perimeter Trail, Grotto Trail, Seminary Trail, South Canyon Trail, Orchard Loop Trail, Water Tower Trail, Plateau Trail, Volunteer Trail, Juanita Trail, Arrowhead Trail. (50 Trail Runs in Washington)